Category Archives for "Hearing and Noise"

How to Stop a Clock from Ticking

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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!

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How to Stop a Door From Slamming

Soundproofing Interior Doors

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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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 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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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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Noisy Neighbors Revenge: 10 (Harmless) Ways to Get Them to Be Quiet

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Did you ever wake up from your peaceful sleep because of the sudden abominable noise coming from your neighbor’s house/apartment?

Have you ever tried to take a nap, or enjoy some peace and quiet after a long day at work, with a cup of tea and a book in hand, only to be thwarted by the banshee-like wail of your leaf blower? If that is the case, then, my audio-tormented brothers and sisters, I feel your pain.

But why should you suffer under the yoke of your noisy neighbors? It is time for some well-deserved retribution, and in this text, we will offer you some creative yet harmless ideas to do so. It’s time for the Empire to strike back!

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Debarking: Benefits, Ethicality and Alternatives for Reducing Dog Noise

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Whether you are already a dog owner or you are considering getting one, you have probably thought of the problem of the dog’s barking at some point. Is it something that would bother you as an owner, or are you thinking about your neighborhood?

If you are thinking about getting a dog, think about the breeds that are less likely to bark since some are more vocal than the others, and you are half way from not having a problem at all. On the other hand, if you already have a dog and are pressured by the neighbors to keep it quiet there are some options available.

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How to Fix Squeaky Shoes (And Stop Annoying Others)

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Some of us are all too familiar with the sound of a squeaky shoe following us with every footstep.

It’s annoying, it interferes with our peace and the peace of people around us, and the worst thing that we could do is just let it be and try to get used to it.

The good news is that most of the time this issue can be easily fixed.

That’s why we’re here to teach you how to get rid of that irritating sound, so keep reading to find out!

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Can You Make an Anonymous Noise Complaint?

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Probably every person who lives in a block of flats or an apartment building has had the bad experience of having to listen to some neighbors partying at night or listening to loud music during the day or in the early evening.

Maybe they are arguing or they have many guests who contribute to the loudness that bothers you.

The questions we probably ask ourselves in a situation like this are – will they ever end this torture?

How can I stop them from making so much noise?

Should I complain and what would be the most efficient way to do that?

DO they have to know it was me?

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7 Types of Loud Neighbors and How to Deal with Them

How to Reduce Bass Noise from Neighbors

Every one of us has that one neighbor. You know what kind of neighbor I am talking about. The kind which either makes a lot of trouble or just simply tries to be as annoying as possible.

Whether they yell, laugh loudly, talk out loud, sing or play an instrument, these types of neighbors can sometimes make us feel very angry if we are tired or very happy when we are sad.

In this article, I will try to class all types of neighbors and make suggestions of how to deal with any of the types, so strap in and let’s begin.

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