Noise pollution effects us every single day... and night.
It is a contributing factor to health —high blood pressure, anxiety, insomnia, heart disease, inflammation, impaired cognitive development in children, aggression, depression, to name but a few... It also significantly effects property values.
Subconsciously, we all know how important sound control is to our health.
We refer to sound more often than the other senses when speaking of rest and relaxation. “I just need some peace and quiet.” “When I retire I’m going to buy a quiet little place in the country.”
Sound control is so important because, unlike our eyes, we can’t close our ears. But when it comes to working on our homes we rarely consider sound as a factor to plan for.
In part that’s because architecture is such a visually dominated medium. But it’s also because most people don’t know there’s anything they can actually do about it.
Reasons to soundproof: Noisy neighbors, traffic, media rooms, infants, offset schedules, need for study, etc....
Make sure you're listening to The Tim Conway Jr. Show TONIGHT on KFI AM 640 to get more details on soundproofing from the House Whisperer himself!
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