Category Archives for "Hearing and Noise"

What is the Difference Between Echo and Reverberation?

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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!

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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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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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How to Block out Noise without Ear Plugs

Is Noico an Effective Sound Deadener

Whether you are trying to sleep but your upstairs neighbor finds it convenient to vacuum his apartment at 1 in the morning, or you’re studying for a test but the traffic jam outside of your home is so loud that the horns start to resemble the melody of Mozart’s Requiem, you might be desperate for some earplugs.

But as earplugs are sometimes very uncomfortable, either they fall out or they jam tightly in your ear, and let’s not start about how easy it is to lose them, you might want to look for an alternative.

Luckily for you, we’ve thought of some methods you could use to block out the noise and have a great night’s sleep or a peaceful and quiet place to study.

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How to Block Out Low Frequency Noise

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Nowadays millions of us live in big cities and love it. However, no matter how amazing it is, or how many possibilities it offers for work, fun, making connections, etc, it also comes often at a high price.

One of the things we get when living surrounded by many people is the noise.

Many people are used to it and don’t pay any attention to it, while they go about their daily activities, however, the rest who aren’t “immune” to it may struggle quite a bit.

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How to Break Glass Quietly

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Breaking glass is always loud and it can attract unwanted attention, especially when you’re locked out of your home and the only way to get in is to break the window.

Your neighbors might call the police and report that a break-in is happening and you don’t want this.

Another scenario might be that you’re locked in your car and you must break the car window to escape but someone might think you’re stealing the car.

Either way, you’ll want to break the glass as quietly as possible to prevent anyone from suspecting you’re doing something illegal.

Today we’re going to go through some effective methods of breaking glass without bringing any attention.

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How to Break a Window Quietly and Safely

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There are multiple reasons for breaking your window glass quietly.

You’re either renovating and want to be a good neighbor and reduce the glass shattering noise to the bare minimum, or you’re stuck inside a room with faulty windows and the only way out is to break the glass, but you don’t want the neighbors to call the cops thinking that you’re a burglar.

In this neat little guide, we’ll give you some useful tips about breaking your window glass as silently as possible and as safely as possible without making a huge mess out of it. Let’s dig in, shall we?

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Does Sound Travel Up or Down in Apartments?

How to Deal with Noisy Upstairs Neighbors

If you’ve ever lived in an apartment, you’re probably familiar with the following situation: you’re minding your own business, but strange noises keep disturbing your peace. You keep hearing sounds such as people talking or walking around – they’re coming from neighbors that live in the same apartment building as you.

Surely you’ve seen the scenes in movies where people lean on walls to eavesdrop on their neighbors’ conversations, but thin walls don’t have to be the only cause of the unpleasant occurrence that is noise in your apartment. Even though it is less thought about and rarely seen in movies, could it be that floors and ceilings are also to blame for this problem?

This raises another question – if you can hear your neighbors because of thin floors or ceilings, does that mean that sound travels up?

Could that be the reason behind the noise you hear in your apartment, even though you may be on the last floor of the building, with no one else above you?

And also, which factors determine how loud the sound coming from bellow will be, and what are the measures for minimizing it?

Let’s answer these questions and help you bring back the peaceful atmosphere of your home!

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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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Static Noise in Ears: What is It and What to Do About It?

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Have you ever experienced this strange, annoying, static noise in your ears after a particularly loud concert?

Or if not static noise, then at least strange wheezing, buzzing, peeping or thumping no one but you can hear? Don’t worry, this static noise is a common occurrence, medically called tinnitus – it’s just us hearing sounds without a visible external source.

In the following text, we will learn more about the nature of this static noise in ears and all its forms, and see just how to deal with its annoying presence.

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