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Put an End to Office Noise Pollution With Soundproofing

Tue 19 Aug 2008 - 10:50

Put an End to Office Noise Pollution With Soundproofing
By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Eric_Henry]Eric Henry

The Dangers Of Office Noise Pollution

Virtually all people think of sound in terms of the vibrations which stimulate their ears so that they can hear. But when they hear sounds they don't like, they define those sounds as noise. What is music to the ears of one individual can be noise to a dozen others, and when humans are exposed to unpleasant noises for prolonged periods ( also known as noise pollution), they can develop psychological, physiological, and communicative disorders. The psychological and communicative disorders resulting from noise pollution are currently untreatable.

While noise pollution in outdoor urban environments continues to climb, interior noise pollution can be addressed. There are two types of interior noise pollution; the first is the sounds which are transmitted through floors, walls, and ceilings, and the second is sound which is transmitted directly through a building. Loud conversations and the air conditioners and generators which keep buildings comfortable are major sources of interior noise pollution. Noise pollution which is transmitted through walls, floors, and ceilings is easier to eliminate than that which passes through the building itself, simply because walls, floor, and ceilings can be altered to satisfy sound-dampening standards.

Office Soundproofing Methods

Excessive noise in the workplace, statistics have shown, both puts workers in greater danger and reduces their productivity. High noise levels correlate to highly stressed workers, more prone to accidents and fare less efficient than those in quieter work environments. Altering the acoustics of an office to make it quieter will enable the employees to focus on their jobs. Soundproofing an office to dampen noise can be done with a number of methods, including:

Enlarging the distance between the source of the notice and the people on the receiving end of it;

using noise barriers to either block or absorb sound waves;

installing sound baffles to dampen the noise; or

installing anti-noise generators.

Soundproofing will either reduce or absorb noise. Reducing it will use objects to blocked the travel of sound waves, while absorbing it means that the noise reverberations and echoes will be suppressed. But effectively soundproofing an office can be a challenge.

The Benefits of Office Soundproofing

The proper [http://soundproofingbliss.com/soundproofing-bliss/soundproofing]Soundproofing materials will make it easier for the people within a room to hear what they need to hear while keeping the sound from carrying into surrounding areas of a building. Soundproofing has been proven to b the best available method for eliminating office noise pollution, and soundproofing materials are attractive as well as efficient. They are also excellent protection against office fires!

A quiet office is essential for both the physical and psychological well-being of the employees who work in it, but it's equally essential for the success of the business for which those employees work. Soundproofing your office and putting an end to productivity-destroying noise pollution could be the best investment you ever make!

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