Why do music and shopping go together? If you’re a retailer who occasionally or frequently plays music in your store, you probably already have a good idea how noise affects your shopping experience. The research is clear: Music makes shoppers feel good. Even bad music, as long as it is at a pleasing volume and pitch, can have a positive effect. Studies show that shoppers who listen to music are . . .
Are you getting enough healthy sleep? Is loud noise during sleep getting in the way? Proper rest is an essential part of good health, and it is imperative that you understand the relationship between sleep and sound. Here are some facts that can help you understand how sound impacts your sleep cycle and ideas on what you can do about sleep and noise pollution effects. How Does Sound Affect Your Sleep? . . .
If you’ve ever been sitting in your home trying to block out the sounds of screaming kids, barking dogs, ringing phones or or construction outside, you probably took some time to think about the health benefits of silence. We all want peace and quiet, but are there really health benefits to a quiet home? Indeed, there are. How Noise Hurts You Multiple studies have shown that a variety of sounds . . .
Many people who are concerned about acoustics often do not take the time to distinguish between impact noise vs. airborne noise. These are two very different types of noises that require different approaches to control. What do these terms mean, and how do we control impact noise vs. airborne noise? What Is Airborne Noise? When you think of noise, the first type of noise you likely think of is airborne . . .
Acoustics are critically important when building a theater. The entire point of a theater is to allow a large group of people to experience a performance that incorporates sound effectively, and if you do not design your theater properly, your goal could be doomed before it even begins. Reverberation Effects in Buildings Knowing this, what considerations do you need to take into account when designing your theater? When dealing with theater . . .