Why We Lose Our Hearing

By Spencer Dwornik | November 17, 2017

What’s one of the most common health concerns in North America? You may be surprised to learn it’s hearing loss. Around 48 million people in the U.S. alone — that’s 20% of the population — have trouble hearing. So, what

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Decorative Absorption Panels: Common Q & A

By Spencer Dwornik | November 15, 2017

Many people call us about Decorative Acoustic Panels aka DAP’s, thinking they are a cost-effective and attractive solution to stop room-to-room noise transfer. While they are inexpensive and do improve a room’s interior acoustics, their application is different than many assume…

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Soundproofing Your Home in a Busy City

By Spencer Dwornik | November 10, 2017

Calgary is a big city, and with its size comes a whole lot of noise. Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon & Winnipeg are all in the same boat; the sounds of daily life are practically unavoidable in public, but your home should

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Resilmount A237 Installation Diagram

What is Decoupling?

By Spencer Dwornik | November 7, 2017

The basic definition of decoupling is to separate objects. Decoupling to isolate sound is most commonly done with resilient sound clips, resilient channel, or specialty framing like double stud or staggered stud walls. Sound vibrations will transfer best from material

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Top 10 Loudest Animals

By Spencer Dwornik | November 3, 2017

If you think some people are too noisy then wait till you read about some of the loudest animals in the world. A normal human shout is around 70 decibels. Anything above 120 decibels and it becomes physically painful. There

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Debunking Bogus Floor Underlayment Ratings

By Spencer Dwornik | November 2, 2017

Acoustic floor underlayments increases IIC and STC ratings in floors. With the many different acoustic underlayment products, there seems to be some debate on which material works best in floors, as well as the legitimacy of the ratings for these

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Why Sound in Movies is So Powerful!!

By Spencer Dwornik | October 31, 2017

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

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What is Misophonia? And Are You Affected By It?

By Spencer Dwornik | October 30, 2017

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

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Top 10 Noisiest Occupations

By Spencer Dwornik | October 26, 2017

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

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