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Noise can affect your health too

April 9th, 2018

In this new article o Business Insiders you will hear just how bad noise pollution is
http://www.businessinsider.com/noise-pollution-effects-human-hearing-health-quality-of-life-2018-1

Noisy Computer Servers

July 19th, 2016

Noisy computer servers are distracting to work nearby to say the list and can have serious effects on one the health of people who are exposed to it hours at a time. This has prompted many people and companies to try to enclose the servers in soundproof enclosures, however this leads to a heat buildup that can permanently damage the servers. So far the solution has been to build “server rooms” this adds a tremendous real estate cost to many companies. Additionally this would not be a solution when you need the server close by as by trade shows or for noisy lab equipment.
Now a new solution has hit the market a soundproof enclosure with fans to dissipate the heat and the noise generated by the fans? taken cane of using Active Noise Control Technology.

Finally something to help sound control for windows

May 15th, 2016

We have been waiting a while to find the correct product to help control sound coming in or going out through your windows. While there are solutions as in adding another window in front of your existing window we do not think that is too practical. Now we have come across a removable Window Soundproof Panel attached with velcro this can be put up and taken down as needed. It is available with a covering which is a great light blocker too, in addition to being available in a clear see through vinyl. Check it out and if you use it please comment below to let our readers know if they work well.

DJ Derek Sighting

January 14th, 2016

A new lead has emerged in the search for DJ Derek. A photo potentially captures “Britain’s oldest DJ” at Waterloo station in London on 23 December.

While there have been other alleged sightings since his disappearance in July, the family of Derek Serpell-Morris, 74, are said to be taking the latest lead more seriously because of the scarf and hat the person is pictured wearing matches one worn by the DJ, according to the Bristol Post.
Read more at the guardian

How to soundproof

December 31st, 2014

This new and updated article on “How to soundproof” is the best we have seen out there to date. Clearly explained with vivid graphics this article is a must read whether your soundproofing a room, an office building or your basement. Sound is an issue and what used to once a nuisance from the outside is now a nusiance in your own home as well. With game consoles and large HD TV’s creeping into homes you may want your own quiet bedroom. Be sure to read that article and comment below on your thoughts.

You can read more on noise pollution here

Soundproofing a door

May 28th, 2014

Search Soundproofing a door and your bound to find a myriad of confusing advice including using styraoam panels, egg cartons and who knows what else.

The 3 main components to properly soundproofing a door is;

  1. Mass
  2. Damping
  3. Sealing

Get those three components straight and you’ll have a properly soundproofed door for a fraction of the price. Here is a straightforward article explaining these three steps

http://www.tmsoundproofing.com/How-To-Soundproof-a-Door.html

If you prefer to buy a ready made acoustic door be prepared to spend between 2 to 4 thousand dollars something like this one http://www.kriegerproducts.com/acoustical/

Quantico, VA Study Centers around Soundproofing

January 21st, 2014

In Quantico, VA, a JLUS study compiled by Quantico as well as Stafford County has both military and local officials working to create better sound control measures.

Of particular interest is the noise created by the Quantico Marine Corps Base. The demolition range, in particular, produces noises and booms loud enough to shake homes, if not just windows. The studies are looking to protect homes both in and around the base, especially in areas where residents have been complaining.

The plan specifically focuses on the areas around VA 610. It would focus on residential homes but hospitals, daycares, sports centers, and other commercial structures would not be included.

The Joint Land Use Study estimates that it would cost approximately $10,000 to soundproof each home. This cost is not too much different, in comparison, to soundproofing a new home while it is still under construction. The study also suggests making a noise disclosure mandatory for any home sold in the Military Influence Area.

The impact Quantico has on the local economy is huge, so keeping the base and local residents happy is paramount.

Yarra Town Council Looks to Help Music Venues

December 18th, 2013

Simon Huggins, a Yarra councillor, is taking action to help well-established music venues in the area. It seems as though multiple venues are being threatened with legal action due to noise complaints. The sheer number of complaints, however, is a concern, as government officials don’t want to see complaints ultimately destroy the town’s vibrant music industry and nightlife.

So what did Huggins propose? He proposed creating a fund to assist in the high costs of soundproofing older buildings. He’s found that some of the longer-standing venues are failing to meet EPA guidelines in buildings that were built before the guidelines were put in place.

Whatever measure he proposes wouldn’t necessarily help new venues in newer buildings, but would focus more on helping long-established venues in older or historic buildings find ways to more effectively and affordably control noise.

The budget hasn’t been completely mapped out. There’s no detailed plan. We hope to see one, though. It’d be amazing to see a city that values music take action to help the venues that give it life.