When building a home, many homeowners fail to consider how window selection affects their soundproofing. Sure they look into all the other aspects of window setting from its location to its energy efficiency, but they usually end up forgetting about the acoustics.
We can blame this forgetfulness on the fact that a window’s acoustical performance does not affect a home’s appearance. However, this unaccounted for factor ultimately affects how comfortable and quiet your home is.
So, just how much noise are the windows letting into your home?Continue reading
A child’s first years are usually so crucial. Every parent certainly wants to do all that they can to ensure that their baby is fine.
Getting some noise-canceling headphones for your baby can prove beneficial for both their physical and mental health. Areas that have high noise levels can prove dangerous to your baby as they could lead to noise-induced hearing loss.
Most parents do not even realize how the most common places such as the mall can be dangerous to your baby’s hearing. Rather than leave your kids at home, simply get a pair of noise-canceling headphones for them.
These headphones can also be very useful for children who have autism, ADHD, and other sensory issues. Read on to find out some of the benefits of noise-canceling headphones and our top picks for the same.Continue reading
The NRC is an abbreviation you would most definitely come across when delving into the soundproofing of your office or living premises. It contributes to the overall agreeability and sound quality in a room.
Hopefully, this text will help you determine your NRC needs.
Note: It is important to say that NRC does not determine how much of the sounds will transfer to another room.
It is not the measurement of sound blocking, but rather a measurement that improves intelligibility in the room by reducing reverberation ad reflection.Continue reading
You find yourself all tucked up in the bed, eager to travel to the dreamland as soon as possible, but that nerve-wracking music from your neighbor’s flat just won’t stop, will it ever?
You try counting sheep so to relax, put the pillow over your head, but somehow you have the feeling that it’s getting louder and louder, don’t you?
It’s 11:30 pm, so what should you do? Ignore? Walk away and tell the neighbor to turn it down? Call the police?
Noise is an inevitable part of our lives, that’s for sure but pollution caused this way is getting more and more disturbing. So, let’s explore a bit and see what the law says – is it Illegal to play loud music after 11 pm?Continue reading
You value your privacy and the privacy of others, so you are considering soundproofing your apartment so you will not be able to hear your neighbors, or disable them to hear you.
In some modern buildings, the walls between the apartments are so thin (read: low STC), that you can literally hear what your neighbors are talking about if you just give it a try.
When you are looking to soundproof your apartment, home theater, an office, or a music recording studio there are various factors that you should take into account.Continue reading
As we all know sleeping is one of the crucial activities for our body, just like eating or drinking water is.
Living without it is not an option, as it affects our mental health, mood, endocrine, and other systems in our body, or better said our life overall.
Many of us don’t pay that much attention to it and go for days and weeks without sleeping enough, as many other activities take their toll on it.
Believe it or not, a person can survive without sleep for 11 days only and it does sound quite serious when you give it a thought.
This is why many people who suffer from chronic insomnia usually survive 1-2 years after the diagnosis and even less – 6-12 months after diagnosis of parasomnia, which prevents any real REM sleep.
It happens often that the lack of sleep can be caused by our loud neighbors, a change of bed and pillow, changing time zones, stress or many other factors, however, one thing that should never keep us awake is a squeaking bed.
If you are reading this you are probably looking for a solution, but don’t worry because there are many ways to take care of this annoying problem and enjoy your peaceful sleep.Continue reading
Are you getting tired of being woken up by the loud sudden bang of the closing door?
Or you are just annoyed when you are walking into a room and door behind you slam so hard they make you jump?
If you are like me, you are definitely not enjoying those moments, and you are looking for anything you can do so you can stop it.
As I have had the same problems with several doors in my apartment, I will offer you solutions I used to fix the problem, and never experienced the same situations in my apartment again.Continue reading
Imagine a Thursday night after an exhausting week. You can’t wait for the weekend, but you still have Friday to make it through before being able to get some proper sleep. Still, you are comforted by the fact that you can go to bed early tonight and give yourself a break.
Once you’re in bed and as you are slowly drifting off to the realm of sleep, you suddenly hear tick-tock, tick-tock, Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock, TICK-TOCK, TICK-TOCK!!!
And, goodbye, sleep!
The sound made by analogue clocks is like a torturing method specifically devised to keep you sleepless all night. Moreover, just as you grow accustomed to it, it’s just like the little devil changes the rhythm!
If you are among the unlucky ones who are highly sensitive to a clock ticking, I know you have tried many tricks to make it less loud. I’ve been there too and I know the struggle is real!
For all of you out there taking clocks off of walls or taking the batteries out, I will give you some helpful tips on how to make your clock soundless.
Here we go!
The modern life we live today mostly consists of rushing from point A to point B completing either this or that task. It’s always rushing through crowded streets jammed with people. And, it’s not the people that make you all edgy, but it’s the noise they make.
As a consequence, there is no better feeling than getting home and enjoying the cosiness and silence of your own apartment.
However, if you are among the unlucky living creatures out there, you know that sometimes this is not the case. The only worse thing than the noise created by people is having this, or any other, noise repeated multiple times over.
Noise is rather unhealthy and it seriously affects your hearing ability and the nervous system as well. What additionally creates discomfort is having the noise constantly repeated in your living space.
Luckily, the problem is not one that can’t be solved. Moreover, in further text, I will give you some examples and tips on how to get rid of the annoying reverberations in your precious living space.Continue reading
Sound represents a mechanical wave that travels from one to another location with the help of a certain medium.
When in a medium, it interacts with the adjacent particle to transmit the corresponding energy and mechanical motion to it. That’s why a sound wave is considered to be of a mechanical type.
But, under certain circumstances, sound alters its behavior and we hear it differently. So, how to be sure what of those are considered echoes, and what is a reverberation?
Our guide here offers simple explanations of both of these and helps you determine precisely which one occurs when. Stay tuned for more!Continue reading