Acoustics, Vibration & Noise Control Forum

Are You Getting The Message?

Your mood and your productivity are affected as much by the sound of your world as any other sensory input. In fact our sense of sound is our only sense that is not selective. Just try not hearing something! We can close our eyes and hold our breath, but we cannot turn off our ears. […]

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Mass Notificaiton Systems

What You Really Need to Know About Mass Notification Systems

What Are Mass Notification Systems? Mass notifications systems are a vital part of an organization’s risk management and life safety program, ensuring the security of a building and personnel when dealing with critical situations. The systems are designed to notify and alert groups of people of potential threats or emergencies, along with providing direction on […]

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Using Novawall for Your Project’s Acoustics

The variety of workspaces in a modern office building creates acoustic challenges that often need custom solutions.  When adding absorption to space, acoustic panels are a great idea, but as anyone who has built something knows, sometimes “standard sizes” don’t end up fitting a finished space as well as you might think.  A floor that […]

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Noise – The Most Common Complaint About Hospital Stays

THE MOST COMMON COMPLAINT ABOUT HOSPITAL STAYS? …. NOISE! If you’ve ever been unlucky enough to spend some time in the hospital you know what it’s like to struggle to get some much needed rest! Disturbances such as voices echoing in the hallways, squeaky cart wheels, the beeping of monitoring equipment, and busy nurses’ stations […]

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Do You Work In A Noisy Office Space?

DO YOU WORK IN A NOISY OFFICE SPACE? If your work environment makes you feel distracted or less productive you’re not alone. Because an office space has a lot of reflective hard surfaces such as drywall, tile, glass, desks, and counter tops, the space can become too reverberant making it hard to understand normal levels […]

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Highway Noise Is The Most Prevalent Source Of Noise Pollution

DID YOU KNOW THAT HIGHWAY NOISE IS THE MOST PREVALENT SOURCE OF NOISE POLLUTION? Numerous studies have indicated that the most common sources of noise in our environment today are those associated with transportation. Federal Highway Administration regulations contain noise abatement criteria, which represent the upper limit of acceptable highway traffic noise for different types […]

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It’s Lawn Care Season …. Protect Your Hearing!

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR TO GET OUT THE LAWN EQUIPMENT … PROTECT YOUR HEARING! Most people understand that excessive noise exposure can damage your hearing. What most people don’t know is that the effects of sound trauma on the ears are cumulative, and even short term exposure over time will gradually cause permanent hearing […]

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Acoustics Goes Green!

Acoustics Goes Green! In response to the demand for building components with sustainable and environmentally friendly attributes, acoustic product manufacturers have modified their products to expand the choices available to the design community, architects, and specifiers in order to meet these demands. For example, in response to concern over PVC based building materials, NOVAWALL Systems, […]

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CONSIDERING ADDING A HOME THEATER?

CONSIDERING ADDING A HOME THEATER OR WOULD LIKE TO IMPROVE THE SOUND OF THE ONE YOU HAVE? Before you lay out thousands of dollars on speakers and audio equipment, you need to address the room’s acoustics first! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE!  

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Plagued By Noisy Pipes Or Drains?

ARE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW PLAGUED BY NOISY PIPES OR THAT EMBARRASSING TOILET FLUSH THAT EVERYONE HEARS IN THE LIVING ROOM WHEN YOU HAVE COMPANY OVER? One of the problems is that today’s modern construction methods have replaced lightweight PVC in lieu of cast iron drains. Although it is cheaper and very durable, PVC […]

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Does Batt Insulation Block Sound?

Will adding batt insulation between the studs in my wall or ceiling block sound?  I probably get this question at least once a day; the short answer is NO! Lightweight porous materials such as fiberglass and open cell foam are great for reducing reverberation in a space by absorbing the sound reflections off of hard […]

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Fabric Wrapped Acoustic Panels

Fabric Wrapped Acoustic Panels Fabric Wrapped Acoustic Panels are the ideal solution for reducing reverberation in areas where speech intelligibility is vital such as home theaters, conference rooms, houses of worship, call centers, and more. Fabric Wrapped Panels can dramatically improve room acoustics by absorbing sound waves that normally would strike the hard parallel surfaces […]

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