Although there are many benefits to living in a busy cities, you will have to put up with the noise you are exposed to every day. The noise will eventually enter your personal space when you live in an apartment or house with nearby neighbours and traffic. According to studies, environmental noise causes 12,000 early deaths and 48,000 new cases of ischemic heart disease every year.
Fortunately, you can reduce outdoor noisethanks to soundproofing techniques and materials. Here we will go through our tips for soundproofing busy cities.
Living in busy cities exposes you to structural and external airborne noise.
Structural noise is produced when a sound wave’s energy causes a surface to shake, such as when your neighbour beats on the wall or ceiling. Airborne noise includes music, voices, car alarms, and others carried through the air. It wiggles and squeaks through crevices on thin surfaces.
Reduce the vibratory potential of surfaces to reduce structural noise, and increase the density of surfaces to reduce airborne noise.
To reduce airborne and structural noise in busy cities, use these strategies:
Walls allow both structural and acoustic noise. Increasing mass and density can prevent airborne noise from passing through your walls. Products with greater substance for sound transmission include wall soundproofing enhanced acoustic overlay. In addition, large, soft furnishings against the walls or the addition of an acoustic quilt can reduce structural sounds.
Neighbours walk, move furniture, listen to music, or converse, so your upstairs neighbours may cause structural and airborne noise to travel down to your apartment. Building noise-blocking
panels is the best technique to deal with ceiling-borne noise sources. By lowering your ceiling, you can add sound-blocking and -absorbing materials, such as acoustic quilts or acoustic baffles. In addition, you can accomplish sound isolation by separating and cushioning surfaces that would otherwise vibrate together in response to movement upstairs.
Our speciality at JCW Acoustic Supplies is reducing the amount of noise that can enter or leave a location. Get in touch with us and learn more about soundproofing apartments in busy cities.