An isolation booth
is a device used to prevent a person or people from seeing or hearing certain events. On game shows
, the isolation booth might be used to prevent contestants from hearing the other player's answers (such as on Twenty One
, Family Feud
, Win Ben Stein's Money
, 50 Grand Slam
, The $64,000 Challenge
, and the CBS version of Double Dare
), from hearing the audience (The $64,000 Question
, The $1,000,000 Chance of a Lifetime
), from seeing moves or plays made by a player (Whew!
) or sometimes for comedic effect only (Idiot Savants
Isolation booths are also frequently used in audio recordings, with non-reflective walls, that eliminate potential reverberations.