Headsets for conferences

Silent Seminars at AWS Summit London 2019

The organisers behind the AWS Summit approached us to help control the noise in their conference hall at ExCel, London. With 4 large theatres positioned next to each other and separated only by draping, the only way to keep the noise levels down and to allow delegates to hear clearly, was to use headsets.

We provided 1000  headphones in each theatre, all placed on the backs of seats for delegates to use as they came in for the talks. Boxes of spares were positioned at the entrance to allow for the busier sessions. Each zone was colour coded and matched to the LED lights on the headsets. Every delegate was provided with a set of headphones, providing clear, crisp audio and enabling them to be fully immersed in the sessions without being disturbed by what was happening in the theatres right next door!

Event Industry News featured our involvement in the AWS Summit event, you can read the article here.

If you are interested in Silent Seminars providing headsets for your next event, get in touch and our team will be happy to work out the requirements for you.

5 Top Tips for Hosting a Silent Disco!

5 Top tips for hosting a Silent Disco!

So, you’ve decided to opt for a Silent Disco for your next party or event and you’re now wondering what you need to do differently from a regular old DJ and PA System set up. Here’s our Top 5 Tips for hosting an unforgettable ‘silent’ party, honed from over 10 years in the industry.

  • Choose the right space

You are aiming for an intimate atmosphere for Silent Discos, check your numbers and consider your space carefully. If you have too much space available for people to mill around in the ‘corners’ the people dancing may well feel more self conscious. Choose a room that immerses everyone in the experience.

  • Make sure you order enough headsets

The silent disco is ALWAYS very popular. Even those die hard bar proppers who normally refuse to dance won’t be able to resist the dance floor once they stick on a pair of headsets! So make sure you’ve got enough for all of your guests.

  • Manage the headphones properly

Depending on the size of your Silent Disco, different measures will be necessary to ensure no one wonders off with a set of headphones. For larger events you might consider taking a deposit, having door staff and someone dedicated to managing the headphones. For smaller affairs, you could just take ID card for the duration of the party or if it’s a wedding, private party there’s prob no need for either. Make sure that everyone that enters has their own pair of headphones, this reduces the likelihood of swapping and people claiming they didn’t have a pair when in fact they lost them!

  • Have background music

We all love to have a little chat at a party, but taking headphones off to a room of silence or singing can be a little odd. Set the atmosphere and have some quiet ambient music playing, whether this be one of the channels or something else entirely. It will also ease people into the experience at the start of the night.

And perhaps most importantly…..

  • Get the music right!

We’ve seen the best of the best silent parties over the years, the most successful ones without doubt are the ones who get the music right! So key things to remember. Make sure you have a lot of variety. One of the best things about having a silent disco is that you can cater for all tastes. Choose 3 playlists with a really wide range of music on there so that if people don’t like what’s on green they can flick to blue or red and so on. Don’t be afraid of a bit of cheese! Silent discos shouldn’t be taken too seriously and a healthy dose of cheesy pop always goes down well. Remember if you’ve got some musical snobbery in your ranks then don’t worry, they can switch to one of the ‘cooler’ channels while you & your mates have it out to the Macarena!! Lets put on our classics and have a little dance shall we.You can’t go wrong with classic party anthems and feel good tunes. Power Ballads. ALWAYS a winner at a silent disco. A dancefloor full of people singing along (often badly) to Mr Brightside, Livin’ on a Prayer or Bohemian Rhapsody is truly a site to behold.

We have years of experience in the live events industry, so if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with the team and ask away! For more information on headphone hire costs and to book your headphones, head here.

Silent Memories - Music Therapy with Headsets

Presenting Silent Memories – Innovative Music Therapy

Silent Discos for elderly people living with dementia, sensory impairments, learning difficulties or memory loss. Music therapy is a well established form of treatment for patients, particularly those suffering with dementia. It can help evoke memories and create a deeper sense of coherence and communication, whilst allowing residents to communicate on a different level with care workers and family members.

Here at Silent Noize we’ve recently launched our new company Silent Memories where we offer innovative form of music therapy, whereby rather than playing the music out loud for all to hear, it is played through our wireless headsets directly to the patients. All music is carefully selected by the residents, care workers, family members and our DJs.

Why headsets?

When listening to music through our headsets we have noticed a distinct increase in engagement, animation and stimulation amongst patients. Often the music seems to evoke memories and allows the residents to become completely immersed in the sessions.
Using headsets allows residents to opt in or out of the sessions. The silent disco can be taking place in a communal area and anyone not taking part won’t be distracted by the activity. With a long transmission range it also allows patients with limited mobility to take part in the sessions in their own rooms.

What care homes say:
Briony Sloan – Homecroft, Bradford
“I have been astounded by the positive affects holding a ‘Silent Disco’ has had on my clients. Silent Memories have played within our care home setting and we have been surprised at the way in which the impact of intimate, personal music, especially tailored to clients, has engaged the most static, distant clients and really ‘brought them back to life’, and brought obvious pleasure and joy to many others.”

If you’d like to learn a bit more about the science behind music therapy then this article from Practical Neurology is a great read.

Keeping your patients happy and engaged.

To book a Silent Memories session at your care home, get in touch here.

Headsets for Exhibitions - Event Tech Live 2018

Silent Seminars: Be heard!

Back in 2016 we launched Silent Seminars. Since then we’ve had the pleasure of working at some fantastic events across the globe! This autumn we continued our partnership with Event Tech Live as well as providing headsets at a host of events including, The Bahrain Air Show, Future Travel Expo Asia, New York Vet Show, Pulse Europe and The Care Show.

Through our wireless headset technology we are reshaping the way that audio is presented within the conference & exhibition industry. Typically when audiences engage with content at a show the noise pollution from PA’s is an ongoing headache for conference organisers & exhibitors alike, but we have found a great solution.


Benefits of hosting a Silent Seminar:

  • Audience engagement increases due to clear, crisp audio. Unaffected by a busy show floor, your delegates will be able to clearly hear every word wether on the front row or at the back of the theatre.
  • Surrounding exhibitors are unaffected by noise pollution, boosting revenue and making use of every inch of your venue.
  • Multi Channel Headsets now allow for up to 10 channels! Allowing delegates to wonder from zone to zone without having to swap headsets.
  • Save money of costly PA’s. Cabling, staff & noise cancelling curtains are all expensive. Our systems are extremely quick and efficient to set up.
  • Increased revenue streams. Maximise revenue potentials by allowing your clients to brand the headsets.
  • Stream content in multiple languages. Our systems can be used for language translation.

With +25 years in the event industry, we know what it takes to plan and implement a successful event. Click here more information on Silent Seminars or get in touch.

Our philosophy is simple – reducing noise improves communication & engagement.

To ensure best results, WE USE HEADPHONES.

Silent Conference - Event Tech Live 2018

Silent Disco on Ice

Silent Disco on Ice!

This December, we have joined up with Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market to give you a totally unique experience of a Silent Disco on Ice! You can grab your headphones and enjoy the best music from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s. With three different music channels to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice. Set in a beautiful winter wonderland in central Winchester, this would a great festive night out for friends and family.

Wrap up warm, collect your headphones, fasten your skates and get ready to dance the night away with Silent Noize!

Simply click here to book your space. Every Tuesday and Thursday throughout December at 7pm & 8pm. Booking is recommended to avoid disappointment due to the popularity of this event.