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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 New York City’s decibel level is typically 70 decibels, it can reach up to 90-dB and beyond. 3. Delhi, [...]
July 11, 2018
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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 [...]
June 4, 2018
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Ringing in My Ear
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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
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
March 5, 2018
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Noisy Restaurant Solutions
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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 and cause guests to shorten their visit. There are a number of materials that are available to help reduce the noise in restaurants to achieve a five-star experience. Restaurants are designed with hard surfaces that are easy to clean [...]
The Secret Acoustic Tricks of a Movie Theater
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We all go to the movies and enjoy the sights and sounds of Dolby 5-Channel or XD sound and a 4K visual experience. While recently enjoying a movie, it dawned on me that movie theaters apply some unique acoustical solutions to help enhance the viewing experience. You probably do not think much about it when you plop yourself down in those seats and munch away on popcorn. After reading this blog, however, and visiting your [...]
6 Noise Solution Tips for Home Gyms and Fitness Facilities
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With it being the New Year fitness centers start to get incredibly busy, and home gyms are now getting built for everyone to lose that extra holiday weight. Whether you are looking to install a home gym or you are building a new public fitness center, there are a handful of design decisions to consider, ranging from what type of machines you need to lose the weight to what type of flooring you want to [...]
January 8, 2018
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Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are a crucial part of any building. Whether it’s a small house, a medium-sized office building, or a large manufacturing facility. HVAC systems often generate unpleasant noise pollution, typically in two distinct ways. Airflow is a big source of noise in HVAC systems. Generally, the noise is produced by a large volume of air generated from fans or blowers, in order to propel air throughout the system. Another [...]
Sound Control for Noisy Plumbing
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Today’s houses can be noisy, they suffer from a combination of open floor plans and lightweight construction, so it can be hard to find some peace and quiet when needed. Noise pollution is not just an irritant, it can mess up our sleep, add to our stress and infringe on our privacy. In this article, we will look at the issue of noisy plumbing and the methods that can help quiet, a noisy home. Three [...]
November 13, 2017
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