Category Archives for "Hearing and Noise"

Soundproof Tents: Instructions and Recommendations

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Many people love camping because of its relaxing nature and an ample platform for reconnecting with friends and families. Unfortunately, the excitement and surrounding sounds may make the noise unbearable.

Thanks to the advent of technology, you can use soundproof tents to block the noise from your outside and camping mates, and enjoy a peaceful sleep.

You are probably wondering whether soundproof canopies work. The answer is yes, though they don’t prevent the noise entirely. But their noise blockage level is remarkable.

The materials used to make the tents play an essential role in noise reduction. It is for this reason that you should be keen on the material before making a purchase.

In this article, you shall get insight into the best soundproof tents on the market today. You will also learn what to look out for when buying a soundproof tent.
Perhaps you have a traditional tent and wonder whether to put it away. The answer is no. Stick around to learn how to soundproof a tent.

Let’s start with the top soundproof tents you can find on the market today.

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Restaurant Noise Reduction: 9 Ways to Soundproof Your Diner

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Did you know that your customers are likely to complain about the noise in your restaurant than they are about lousy food?

Noise complaints rank up high, second only to poor service.

Some restaurants that are located in busy and noisy areas can become so loud that it makes it difficult for customers even to hold a proper conversation.

Distracting noise is unpleasant to customers and, in return, unfriendly for your business.

To retain your customers and ensure a high rate of return visits from them, you need to find ways to deal with the issue.

One step at offering high-end service to your customers is making sure that your establishment provides a conducive environment for your customers.

So, how do you go about it? Soundproof your restaurant; that’s the answer. But let’s face it; it isn’t that easy.

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Best Earmuffs for Sleeping: Reviews & Buying Guide

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You cannot underestimate the importance of getting quality sleep. After all, it enables you to get adequate rest so that you wake up refreshed and ready to handle the next day’s tasks.

However, achieving good sleep can be challenging if you live in a noisy neighborhood or have a snoring partner. If slight noise interferes with your sleep, you might need to invest in earmuffs.

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What is OITC Rating?

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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?

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Baby Headphones: Which Are the Best Noise-Cancelling Ones for Kids?

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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.

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What is NRC Rating? Measurements, Adatability and Chart Included

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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.

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Is it Illegal to Play Loud Music After 11pm? How Late Can You Play Until?

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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?

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How to Determine STC Rating of a Wall

Noise Cancelling System for Home: How to “Build” One Easily

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.

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How to Stop a Bed from Squeaking

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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.

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How to Stop a Door From Slamming

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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.

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