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Acoustic Windshield: The Technology, Benefits and Does it Really Work?

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This is the latest innovation in car manufacturing. An acoustic windshield is designed to minimize the noise you hear while driving.

Regardless of what is around you, this windshield will limit the noise level and help you enjoy a quiet and safe driving experience.

It is made of additional layers of insulation that are soundproof. In between these layers, there are two additional layers. One is a standard Polyvinyl butyral (PVB) and the other one is made of acoustic PVB. This helps make the cabin of the vehicle very quiet.

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Does Soundproof Wallpaper Work? What Are Some Alternatives?

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If you have some problems with noise in your apartment, you have probably started to look for some solutions a long time ago.

There has been a lot of words lately about methods that are very cheap, very easy to install, and also pleasing to an eye.

These methods are soundproof paint and soundproof wallpapers.

But does soundproof wallpaper really work, and if it does – how?

I have been wondering the same for a long time. I always wanted to be able to soundproof my apartment and keep it beautiful and modern. But I wasn’t so sure if that would be the waste of time and money (and my nerves and eardrums), or it would really bear some fruit.

For that reason, I gave myself a mission to find this out, and bust the myth.

For all those of you who are wandering the same, I have made a note about what I have found, and I hope that you will find it helpful.

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Egg Cartons for Soundproofing: Can You Soundproof a Room with That?

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You are probably wondering what is the cheapest method for soundproofing your walls and related to that, do egg cartons for soundproofing even work?

Well, there are a lot of reasons to believe that egg crates can do the job. Simply speaking, they are round and on the first sight, we might think that it can actually absorb some noise as it doesn’t bounce back from the solid, flat surface.

This is a myth and people are still testing it and believing in it. Egg crates can’t be used for soundproofing. But, they might be used for some other purpose, or to reduce some other type of the noise.

In this article, I will be explaining why egg crates can’t be used in soundproofing and offer you some other alternatives when it comes to soundproofing

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Where to Place Acoustic Panels For Best Sound Effect

How To Make a Soundproof Booth in Your Home

It’s enough of a challenge to figure out where you lie in the spectrum of people who need acoustic treatments or soundproofing and similar dilemmas. As discussed before, it can be a bit of a fine line to walk.

I know, for us, it wasn’t exactly an easy feat, when we set it up in our home’s theater room. It’s always a struggle to decide what you need and how to achieve it best. It doesn’t help when you consider that a wrong investment can cost a lot if you make mistakes.

Obviously, it’s not that hard or costly to purchase some acoustic panels, but it can add up if you end up going in without a solid plan. Costs do add up if you need to buy multiples of even the best deal.

That’s why the goal here today is to make sure you:

-End up able to form a clear and concise plan of action
-Know what to aim for in terms of material and coverage
-Don’t end up wasting money

One word of warning: there is no ideal solution that can magically solve all your acoustic problems. In all honesty, the science of acoustics often relies on a person’s feel of it all and their opinion on how things ought to be, more than it relies on something precisely and coldly based on math alone.

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6 Simple Ways to Soundproof Interior Doors

Cost to Soundproof a Door

The importance of realizing what is the difference between interior and exterior door is huge, especially for soundproofing purposes.

Unlike exterior doors that are built of solid wood, interior doors usually have a hollow core. With that said, it’s easy to conclude that exterior doors are quite heavier, massive, while interior ones are frankly lighter.

This reflects into interior doors soundproofing power. They are a lot easier for the noise to pass through, unlike exterior doors.

Therefore, they require a bit more soundproofing.

I had interior doors all over my first apartment, and it was highly noisy. You could hear anyone without any problems behind those doors like there were no doors at all. So, I have found out about a couple of solutions.

Of course, changing doors is somewhat expensive, so soundproofing is a great alternative. In this article, I will explain basics of soundproofing interior doors, and hopefully help you solve your problem in the most effective way.

So, let’s get to the point.

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How Loud is too Loud for a Baby?

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For all of you parents out there who are worried about their baby’s health, especially when it comes to the noise, this is rather a common question: How loud is too loud for my baby?

In the world of noise pollution, we are surrounded by the noise anywhere we go. Transportation, parks, even staying in your own home is sometimes too loud, especially if you happen to be living in a big city.

Babies in general are quite sensitive, and so are their ears, so it is of utmost importance to take good care of your infants and their ears, in this matter.

Being unable to take care of its own self, your infant depends solely on you to take care of him/ her and protect him against harmful and loud sounds from all around him. Your purpose, when it comes to this topic, would be to be a guardian against unwanted damage to his/ her delicate ears and hearing.

Therefore, it is highly important to understand the levels of noise that can be harmful and know what they can do.

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Quieting Air Compressor: How to Make A Loud Air Compressor Quieter

Quieting Air Compressor

Air compressors are machines that can come in handy in various situations, and every home should have one.

They can serve you well for long, but there is often one thing that they lack in, and that is the noise they produce.

It seems to me that the lower the price, the louder the compressor you will get.

I know that spending a fortune on air compressors is not a solution, but getting loud ones and having your eardrum pierced is not a solution either.

I have done a little research and if you are looking for a solution to make your air compressor quieter, I hope that I can help you!

There are some easy solutions to your problem, and you will be able to forget that you even have an air compressor in no time.

But, before we start with the solutions, let’s give a quick look at air compressors and what makes them noisy.

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Soundproofing Walls without Removing Drywall: A How-To Guide

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Are you sick of that outdoor noise and loud traffic on a Sunday morning? Or your unpleasant neighbors’ loud talking and fighting? Or those students above your apartment that are constantly having parties?

If the answer to these questions and other similar ones is “yes” then you are in the right place.

However, if you are new to soundproofing, it must sound over complicated to you, and you might not even be sure if it is worth the effort.

But, trust me, it is.

I found out how easy it can be, and how proficiently I can soundproof our little nest with the simplest of tricks, and how cheap it can be.

Read on to find out what I did.

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How to Make a Generator Quieter for Camping and Home

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I am sure that you are very well familiar with the unpleasant buzz of a power generator.

Alas! We really need them.

If we take into account that we live in a country where power outages are not so unusual and come quite often, we can say that it is common sense to have a power generator at your home.

However handy they may come in the situations of emergencies, they have their own downsides.

The main downside of those power generators, I am sure that you already know, is that they are very loud. And no one wants to have that additional source of frustration when things are already not going as they should.

Imagine going camping. It would really be a downer if the generator was waking you up every night due to its unpleasant sound.

My family and I love camping, so we have had problems with noisy generators for ages! But we have finally found the solution.

For those of you who have found themselves in similar situations, I will try my best to guide you on how to make your generator quieter.

Hopefully, it will save your head, ears, nerves and sleep from that unbearable buzz.

Let us begin.

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Noisy Footsteps? Here’s How to Make Heels Quieter

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Many women derive pleasure in the click-clack sound of their high-heels as they walk down the hallways. High-heels are undeniably classy and professional, and they invite admirations from onlookers.

However, they can be annoying, especially if you’re working in highly conservative corporate places where silence is a priority. Imagine walking on a wood floor or in a hospital ward with patients sleeping that how annoyed patients can be.

Well, since you came here I am certain you’re a responsible woman wanting to silence her heels from the annoying click-clack sound. I’ve been there too, so, I made a research about effective solutions which I reviewed hereunder to also help you overcome the noisy heels.

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