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 Get Rid of Echo in Room

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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.

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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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