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!Continue reading
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?Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.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
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
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
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading