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The Effects of Sound on Sleep: Why You Need a Soundproof Bedroom

Are you a light sleeper or do you sleep like a rock? Regardless of the type of sleeper you are, sound has the potential to significantly impact the amount of rest you get as well as your overall health. Sound affects you (even if you aren’t aware of it) while you are...

Noise Pollution and Your Health

The Health Problems Due to Noise Pollution Don't Stop at Hearing Loss Noises are just as a part of life, and we need to adjust, right? Not so. Research scientists Lisa Goines and Leda C Mendonça-Hagler have called noise pollution “a modern plague.” Everywhere human...

The Effects of Noise Pollution on Teens, Children and Unborn Infants

The screech of brakes, roar of motorcycles and beat of bass form the backdrop of our lives. While it may seem ubiquitous and harmless, noise pollution is harming children, teens and even unborn infants. What Is Noise Pollution? Noise pollution, also known as sound...

What Is an STC Rating for Windows and Why Is It Important?

A Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating measures how much sound (in decibels) is stopped by a partition, such as a window or wall. It's a way to tell whether one type of partition is better than another without having to take someone's word for it. The higher the...

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