How to Soundproof a Gym

Reducing Your Gym Noise Gymnasiums are mostly big, over-sized, shoe box shaped rooms with 3 sets of parallel surfaces.   All the surfaces are typically hard and reflective, with floors, ceilings and perimeter walls absorbing less than 5% of the sound wave reflections within the space.    As the gym fills with people, whether for classes, sporting…

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Selecting Your Acoustic Foam

Acoustic foams come in many shapes and sizes.   They are typically cut into squares or rectangles because its easier to ship the material that way.   Rolled forms of foam typically are flat foams with no convolute cut into the face of the material.   But flat foam won’t absorb as much sound, because scultped foam has more surface space exposure, meaning it captures more sound waves per

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Designer Acoustic Panels

Soundproofing panels do not have to be boring. This generation of designers insists on more functionality than previously available from manufacturers of soundproofing acoustic panels. Previously most sound treatments were solid foam panels for sound or music studios, recording studios, industrial applications, or movie theaters without regard to design. A straightforward one-colored panel worked fine….

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Controlling Privacy in Telehealth

The Coronavirus has been deadly. We all anxiously wait for this year of 2020 to go away. We have all become adept at applying new social distancing standards that have redefined how we live, work, and play, what we call the new normal.   Some of these changes have been disruptive, but some of them have…

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Fireworks and Noise Exposure

Be Smart, be safe, and protect yourself from the noise Annual 4th of July summer festivities include barbeques, swimming pools, beaches, sunshie, parades, Red White & Blue, and the 10 pm fireworks display in your local community.   Each year, the fireworks signify the freedom’s our country today enjoys thanks to the sacrifices of the men…

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Loud Brewery? Get Noise Relief.

Today’s competitive market in the craft brewing industry has generated a plethora of beer choices for today’s consumer.    Old warehouse district buildings are gutted, refurbished, and today represent some of the most popular hot spots for the production and consumption of craft beers.   These spaces are filled with the kind of hard reflective surfaces that…

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Soundproofing a Bar

Bars, nightclubs and restaurants give people a place to meet, socialize and relax.   The surrounding atmosphere has to be comfortable for the venue to succeed, with repeat business the key to the success of the establishment.    The variety of venues ranges from high energy dance clubs to casual bars that promote conversation among guests.   Their comfort levels rely on clarity to voice, and control of the reverberations

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