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Green Glue and Freezing
Acoustic Treatment
During the frigid winter months, we may hear from customers that their Green Glue product has frozen. Feezing can occur for many reasons, but the primary one is when the product is left outside, in a cold non-insulated environment, or during transport in the middle of winter. We advise customers not to panic as Saint Gobain altered the formula to compensate for this issue. Some key points to consider regarding the Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound, the freezing issue, [...]
Can Acoustic Tiles Solve Impact Noise?
Acoustic Ceilings
One of the more frequently asked questions we receive is "Does your Acoustic Tiles solve impact noise?". The short answer is: no. Let's look further into the reasons why that is the case. What is impact noise? Impact sound, (or impact noise), is a form of structure-borne sound that occurs when an object impacts on another, resulting in the generation and transmission of sound. The structural vibration caused by the impact results in the sound [...]
Misinformation on Mass Loaded Vinyl
Mass Loaded Vinyl
Googling the phrase "Mass Loaded Viny' will yield tons of results, photos, and also with that a ton of misformation on the product. In this blog, we discuss some of the common misinformation on Mass Loaded Vinyl. What material is used in the Manufacturing of MLV? The first thing I would like to address is the Mass Loaded Vinyl composition. When the product first hit the market decades ago, barium was one of the raw [...]
Noise
What are the top 10 Noisiest cities n the world? Discover what these are in this fun little blog. 1. Madrid, Spain Madrid has nightlife, which produces a tremendous amount of loud noise. 45 decibels doesn’t seem like much, but try sleeping through it at 2 am. 2. New York, New York The Big Apple has approximately eight million residents and over 50 million tourists a year so it is bound to be noisy! While [...]
Noise
With the NBA Finals taking place and fans cheering for their favorite team to win- GO Cavs! It got us thinking what the loudest sports stadiums in the world are. If you are curious how loud fans can be, take a look at the top five loudest sports stadiums in the world below! We are shocked at the decibel levels that some of the stadiums were able to reach! After reading this, you may want [...]
Ringing in My Ear
Noise
A person with tinnitus often hears ringing in the ears, this can be temporary, or it can be chronic and persistent. Tinnitus can manifest several different perceptions of sound, including buzzing, hissing, whistling, and clicking. Tinnitus affects about 1 in 5 people and according to the American Tinnitus Association, nearly 50 million Americans experience ringing in their ears. However, it can be either a temporary condition or an ongoing health issue. Tinnitus isn’t a condition [...]
The Quietest Room on Earth
Noise
Wish you could sit in the quietest room just to get some peace and quiet? Be careful what you wish for; it may drive you crazy. The quietest place on earth is an anechoic chamber at Orfield Laboratories in Minnesota. The space is so quiet that the longest anybody has been able to bear it was an entire 45 minutes. It is 99.99 percent sound absorbent and holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s [...]
Noise
Jobs are an integral part of our lives; they help us to support and provide for our families. Millions of people are exposed to dangerous levels of noise pollution in the workplace and don’t even realize it. Working in an industry that has harmful noise levels above 80-90 decibels (dB) can increase the chances of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Overexposure to harmful noises can also increase the chances of tinnitus, which is ringing or buzzing [...]
Acoustic Solutions for noisy restaurants
Noise Control
Restaurants provide us opportunities to dine out and enjoy fine cooking while spending time with friends and family. However, there are times when the atmosphere can be noisy. In this blog we discuss acoustic solutions for a noisy restaurant. If you are designing a restaurant space, it is essential to create the right atmosphere because noise can affect a guest’s overall experience. Without having a plan for restaurant acoustics, noise levels can make dining uncomfortable [...]