The goal of noise reduction is to eliminate the amount of noise pollution in a given area. This can be done by breaking, blocking, absorbing, or isolating the unwanted soundwaves. As disturbances of the modern-day increase, the need for noise reduction materials are becoming more and more popular.
Harmful symptoms such as hearing problems, circulatory issues, difficultly sleeping, and irritability are just a few symptoms that are caused from overexposure to noise. Some noise reduction techniques are beneficial to avoid these symptoms. A simple thick wall or acoustic curtains can be utilized for this purpose. Federal regulations limit acceptable noise levels in work environments, schools, offices, airports and other public buildings. Other applications include automotive industries, construction sites, homes and even personal headsets.
Several aspects of an area need to be considered when implementing noise reduction materials. Dimensions of a room, shape, proximity to sound waves, placement of doors, and windows. Likewise, it is important to determine how in depth an application will be as some involve replacing ceiling, wall and floor panels.