Shhhh! The 7 Quietest Places on Earth

By Spencer Dwornik | April 10, 2018

With more than half the world’s population living in cities, it seems almost impossible to find some peace and quiet these days. Sadly, street noise, cellphones, and traffic provide a constant soundtrack to our lives. But, what if you could

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Office Soundproofing: Suspended Ceiling Treatments

By Spencer Dwornik | March 28, 2018

Today I’ll tackle the subject of drop tile ceilings and how they relate to several office related noise problems.  While this article is geared towards office applications, please note that many of these principles can also be applied to school classrooms,

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What is Tinnitus? And How To Help Cope With It!

By Spencer Dwornik | March 7, 2018

One in every ten people experiences some form of tinnitus during their lifetime. Whether this ringing is short-lived or lasts for months on end, tinnitus is a tedious effect millions of individuals suffer from…

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Soundproofing Myths – Do’s & Don’ts for DIY Soundproofing

By Spencer Dwornik | February 14, 2018

As a service to those doing their own DIY soundproofing, we’ve prepared this list of Do’s & Don’ts.  We wont explore every aspect of doing a good soundproofing job, but rather suggesting to avoid certain materials and processes that can

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Condominium Soundproofing: When Sounds Affect Your Quality of Life

By Spencer Dwornik | January 24, 2018

Condo soundproofing has greatly improved over the last 20 years. Despite that, noise is still the second most important cause of discord between owners. Survival guide . . .

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How To Soundproof a Garage Door

By Spencer Dwornik | January 2, 2018

We recently had an inquiry from a customer who is having noise issues with a garage door and that email read: “I need help reducing the garage door noise coming thru the ducts.  My daughter’s HVAC supply is routed thru

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What Is A Triple Leaf Effect?

By Spencer Dwornik | December 20, 2017

A triple leaf partition has two air cavities rather than the typical one air cavity. Similarly, a quadruple leaf partition has three air cavities. Triple and quadruple leafs are most often created when constructing a new wall in front of

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How Do Decorative Acoustic Panels Impact Room Acoustics?

By Spencer Dwornik | December 18, 2017

A wall-to-wall acoustic ceiling is a common solution in many buildings and room types of today. But a wall-to-wall ceiling sometimes just is not enough to create good acoustics – there can be a need for more sound absorption on

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Soundproofing Hotels & Motels

By Spencer Dwornik | December 4, 2017

Location is everything for hotels and motels. Many are faced with different types of noise pollution, because they’re situated in the busiest areas. Highways, nearby trains, airports, and urban streets are all examples of noise pollution that present a challenge

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