Type of Noise
Decibel and frequency describe the sound level and number of cycles of a sound wave in one second – in other words, how loud or how high- or low-pitched a noise is. What is the source of the noise? This will help you determine which is the best solution.
Frequency, or pitch, is a major factor in how easy or difficult it can be to reduce the sound. Lower frequency sounds are harder to contain or block than are higher frequency sounds. Low frequency sound waves have a greater length for the wave cycle to travel – they carry the sound further. For example, thunder would be harder to contain than someone playing the flute.
The intensity of a noise is going to directly impact the type of product you’ll need to contain it – in other words, how loud is the sound? The decibel (dB) range of the sound to be reduced will help determine the type of noise control system, and the strength of sound attenuation medium that will be best for your needs.
Permanent or Temporary Solutions
The best sound reducing solution will be one that’s installed permanently. However, in many situations, a truly permanent option is either not feasible for the space or not conducive to the needs and activities of the organization. Since noise is energy that “bounces,” it must be “consumed” through a combination of absorption and blocking. Acoustic curtains provide the perfect combination, making it easy to reduce sound in an area.
Depending on the type of noise you are dealing with, particularly the size and source of the noise, some products might work better than others. If you’re ready to get to work on your noise-reducing project but need a bit more guidance about which method is best for reducing sound from entering or leaving a space, contact AmCraft today at 847-439-4565 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.