Fitness Soundproofing: Keeping Sound In (and Out)

By Neil Teasdale | June 14, 2018

It seems like gyms and specialty fitness classes are popping up everywhere – in strip malls, next to office suites, and under apartment complexes in dense cities. The noise they generate, whether from loud music, clanking weights, or dozens of …

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What Is Sound Absorption?

By Neil Teasdale | May 10, 2018

Sound absorption refers to the process by which a material, structure, or object takes in sound energy when sound waves are encountered, as opposed to reflecting the energy. Part of the absorbed energy is transformed into heat and part is transmitted through the absorbing body.

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Soundproofing Glossary of Terms

By Neil Teasdale | April 20, 2018

This glossary of soundproofing, sound and acoustic terms has been provided with a brief description, for the most part in non technical terms in an effort to remove some of the mystery surrounding soundproofing and acoustics. While the explanations may not be totally correct in their literal interpretations it is hoped that the plain language approach will provide

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Shhhh! The 7 Quietest Places on Earth

By Neil Teasdale | 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 go someplace so quiet you could actually hear your ears ring? Believe it or not, these places do exist!

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Office Soundproofing: Suspended Ceiling Treatments

By Neil Teasdale | 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 Neil Teasdale | 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 Neil Teasdale | February 14, 2018

As a service to those doing their own DIY soundproofing, we’ve prepared this list of Do’s & Don’ts.  We won’t 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 Neil Teasdale | 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 Neil Teasdale | 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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