The traditional definition of noise is “unwanted or disturbing sound”. Sound becomes unwanted when it either interferes with normal activities such as sleeping, conversation, or disrupts or diminishes one’s quality of life.
Noise induced stress can cause headaches, fatigue, insomnia, and irritability.
Noise is the number one cause of neighborhood dissatisfaction, followed by heavy traffic and street lighting.
One in five Americans has hearing loss severe enough to affect their daily life. That’s over 40 million people.
The 48 million people who have some hearing loss in at least one ear caused by noise included children as young as 12.
The most common sources of noise induced hearing loss are explosions, power tools, music, and common machinery.
Studies show that those with hearing loss are more likely to have decreased social and physical functioning, vitality, and mental and emotional health.
Protect your hearing.
Sound blocking wall systems can reduce traffic and other noise by over 30 decibels.
Acoustical enclosures can block noise from large machinery, HVAC systems, and industrial equipment in the workplace.
Proper soundproofing barriers, damping compounds, and door seals can soundproof single rooms or whole buildings.