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A Case Study in Restaurant Acoustics

Harwood on Hudson is an upscale restaurant situated along the Hudson River in Greeenwich Village, New York.   Owner Bill Block reached out to NetWell Noise Control through their website, seeking help and guidance on resolving the noise issues his customers were experiencing in the dining room.   Mr. Block owns several eateries in New York, and…

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How to Control Noise and Cut Your Costs in Half

The vast majority of acoustic sound panel projects that stretch across the landscape of America today are soundproofing treatments that are easy to replicate over and over again with a great deal of success.   Through a simple diagnosis of the size, shape and surface textures of your room in question, an accurate definition of the…

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Back to School and Noise Exposure

Soon those infamous orange buses will be strolling down the road, breaking to stop at your child’s pick up location in your neighborhood.   The kids are excited, their new backpacks are loaded with tools and utensils, the parents eager to get to work, or simply enjoy a quiet home for a couple of hours.   The…

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Sanctuary Sound Management

For every seated member of your congregation, the goal is to deliver crisp, clear sound signals for the spoken word.   In addition, premium sound quality will also target both choral and musical arrangements that generate from both traditional and contemporary services.     Traditional services primarily host pipe organ and piano music, while contemporary services offer deeper…

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The 2 Second Rule in Sound Control

If you stand in the middle of a room and clap your hands once, invisible sound waves are generated that in turn spread like a pebble wave in a pond, traveling in every direction within the room, at speeds nearing 800 miles an hour.   As the perimeter wall, ceiling and flooring surfaces receive the sound…

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Summertime Classroom Soundproofing

While summertime turns our hearts and minds to the warm temperatures, the family vacations, cabins, backyard barbeques, swimming pools and lakeshore life, the teaching community across America will soon begin to gear up for the coming school year.   With budgets defined for the coming year, educators begin to seek opportunities to enrich the learning environment…

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How to Select the Right Acoustic Panel

Acoustic panels are wall or ceiling mounted inside a room.   They combine to collectively capture unwanted echoes and convert them from the space.   In turn, this lowers the level of ambient echo, minimizing blurred sound signals, and restoring the room to premium sound quality.   As the echoes in the room are captured and converted by…

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Why Acoustic Panels Don’t Block Noise

Echo Control vs Transmission Loss Isolating one room’s noise from the next is a common soundproofing goal.   Noise bleeding through a common wall, ceiling or floor surface will threaten the privacy of each room and lower the level of confidentiality.   When working to protect room B from room A’s noise levels, care must be given…

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Teenagers and Hearing Loss

Noise Protection for Kids Exposure to loud noise will cause irreparable damage to the human eardrum.   Once the hearing is lost, it can not be restored.   One in six teenagers suffer from hearing loss due to exposure to loud noise, mostly music. How Loud is Your Noise? Sound pressure levels are measured by decibels on…

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Controlling Gym Acoustics

Gymnasiums are typically oversized shoe-box shaped rooms that consist of 2 sets of parallel walls with a hard reflective floor and ceiling surface.   As sound is produced inside the room, the sound waves spread evenly like a pebble wave in a pond, traveling nearly 800 miles per hour, reflecting off these perimeter surfaces back into…

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