Top 10 Loudest Animals

By Neil Teasdale | 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 Neil Teasdale | 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 Neil Teasdale | 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 Neil Teasdale | 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 Neil Teasdale | 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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Have You Heard? Noise Can Affect Learning!

By Neil Teasdale | October 25, 2017

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…

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Move over White Noise: Pink Noise May Act as a Sleep and Memory Aid

By Neil Teasdale | October 24, 2017

The importance of a good night’s sleep cannot be overstated. Getting the sleep we need leaves us energetic and rejuvenated. When you sleep well you’re more productive and your memory improves. Incidentally as we age, both sleep and memory start …

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How to Make Your Home Theater Room Sound Better

By Neil Teasdale | October 20, 2017

Whеn уоu think оf аll оf thе components rеԛuirеd tо design a funсtiоnаl hоmе thеаtеr, сhаnсеѕ аrе уоu probably hаvе nоt соnѕidеrеd thе accessories nееdеd to improve the асоuѕtiсѕ оf thе rооm. Even if you purchase thе most tесhnоlоgiсаllу аdvаnсеd …

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The Difference Between Soundproofing & Sound Absorption

By Neil Teasdale | October 19, 2017

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 …

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