Why Sound in Movies is So Powerful!!

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When you think about the movie “Jaws”, what comes to mind first? One of the most popular answers is that unmistakable sound — dun dun, dun dun. While only some movie scores become a part of pop culture, as is the case for “Jaws”, all film scores create an ambiance and atmosphere that draws you into the story and creates an immersive experience…

What is Misophonia? And Are You Affected By It?

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Do you have an intense emotional reaction to hearing someone eating with their mouth open, sneezing, coughing, sniffling, chewing gum or throat-clearing? Do you feel enraged when you hear repetitive noises like tapping, the clicking of a pen, typing on a keyboard or hearing other sounds that make you want to run away or even lash out at the source of the sound? Have you wondered why you experience these reactions… have sensitivities to certain sounds… and wonder if you are the only one who has these problems? When your trigger events occur, does it seem like other people don’t take any notice of the sounds that affect you so strongly? Guess what…

Top 10 Noisiest Occupations

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Millions of people are exposed to dangerous decibels in the workplace — from musicians to farmers. We have found the top ten occupations where noise poses a serious health problem. Working for years in a noisy job can drastically increase the risk of serious hearing difficulties. You can lessen your risk by protecting your ears with earplugs or other hearing protection devices at all times, but employers also need to be aware of the pain and cost of noise pollution. It can cause headaches, high stress levels, tinnitus, hearing loss, depression, and insomnia…

Have You Heard? Noise Can Affect Learning!

A handful of research studies confirm that noise has a negative effect on a child’s ability to learn. Also, “noise education” should be part of the school curriculum; kids should know how to protect their ears from harm…

How to Make Your Home Theater Room Sound Better

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The Difference Between Soundproofing & Sound Absorption

Soundproofing vs Sound Absorption

When you think about it, there are many similarities between sound and air. One can even say the sound is a lot like air. Just like air, sound doesn’t have a shape or form, and sound will travel wherever air does. Sound shapes and molds itself to its surroundings, and can be absorbed by some materials, or controlled by others. Nowadays, whenever you have a noise problem, your initial reaction is to search the internet for soundproofing and sound absorption solutions. But what is the essential difference between soundproofing and sound absorption…

STC, NRC & IIC – What’s The Difference???

STC (Sound Transmission Class) represents a material or product’s ability to block sound from travelling through a wall, ceiling, floor or other building assembly – in other words, to stop airborne noise transferring from place to place. It is the most common sound measurement system in North America – that’s why you’ll see it associated with so many soundproofing products…

The Difference Between Low, Mid & High Frequency Noise

You’re probably aware that different sounds have different frequencies, but what’s the difference between high and low frequency sounds? And what about mid frequency sounds? If you’ve been wondering about the differences between sounds of varying frequencies and how they affect you, read on…

Soundproofing – Why Soundproof?

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Top 10 Loudest Sports Stadiums in the World

For sports fans, October is the best month! All 4 major North American sports are in full swing as we speak. The NFL is entering Week 5 of the season, the MLB playoffs started a few days ago, the NHL regular season did as well, and the NBA pre-season is almost complete! We all have a favorite team(s) in one or maybe all four of these leagues, and when your team scores a touchdown, goal, basket or run, you like everyone in attendance starts to cheer, yell and/or scream! For you sports fans out there, here is a list of the top 10 loudest stadiums on record in the World…

What is Flanking Sound?

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Flanking sound consists of sound vibrations that bypass the sound attenuation components in wall or floor assemblies between rooms or suites to emerge as noise on the opposite side of the separation.  Flanking exists in all buildings and its effect on apparent sound insulation (that is perceived by the occupants) is influenced by the rigidity of the connections between walls, floors and their junctions…