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 . . .
Street noise is one of the most obvious and most frustrating forms of noise pollution. From honking cars to construction, road noise can be absolutely maddening. If you live in an urban area, street noise can even interfere with your sleep and ability to concentrate. Figuring out how to stop road noise may seem like a hopeless endeavor, but it doesn’t have to be. Fortunately, there are several ways to . . .
Does sound affect taste? If you work in a restaurant, you know that smell and taste are closely related, but what about the effect of noise on food perception? Is it real? It is, and it’s one of the reasons why it’s so important to soundproof a restaurant to maximize your opportunity for success. How Does Sound Impact Taste/Dining Experience? Sound can impact both taste and dining experience. There is a . . .