Unborn babies begin to respond to sound as early as 22 weeks, more than proving that sound is an inextricable part of everyday life.
However, when sound exceeds certain levels, it becomes noise. From the neighbour loudspeaker blaring loud music next door to unwanted noise from nearby traffic, noise pollution has become commonplace.
You want to keep out all of these noises from your home by soundproofing for these reasons:
1. Improved quality of life
Quality sleep is crucial to good health and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Noise exposure prevents you from having a good night's sleep, which can affect your performance at work, school, health, and quality of life.
Noise has also been found to reduce human's ability to solve problems. Also, most people's immediate response to noise is annoyance, resulting in mental and physical symptoms, including headaches, depression, anxiety, and pain in different body parts.
2. Improves comfort at home
Your favourite premier league club is scheduled to play when your kids are asleep. Or maybe you want to binge-watch that Netflix series your colleagues at work have been raving about at night.
You risk waking up your loved ones and denying them a good night's sleep. You don't want to be selfish. Soundproofing your home can reduce noise to the lowest level, creating an environment that allows everyone to enjoy their activities without disturbing others. Now you can enjoy as your favourite team wins matches!
3. Keep to regulations
Many countries are aware of the health impacts of noise pollution and have passed regulations to deal with it.
In the UK, noise from dwellings, construction sites, alarms, loudspeakers in the streets, business premises, vehicles and other sources must not exceed permitted levels under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
As a responsible UK citizen or resident, you have to adhere to these regulations, so you don't harm yourself and others and to ensure you don't find yourself on the wrong side of the law.
4. Prevention of hearing loss
Prolonged noise exposure is a recipe for hearing loss. Being around loud noises for a long time can lead to an "inability to hear or understand speech and sounds around you," according to the CDC.
The effect of noise exposure can even continue long after it has stopped. The World Health Organization reports that there are about 1.5 billion people living with hearing loss globally, which could rise to 2.5 billion by 2030.
Soundproofing your home will reduce your exposure to noise levels and prevent hearing loss later in life.
5. Saves money
Soundproofing your home does more than bring noise levels to the barest minimum.
Soundproofing materials increase the density of the structure they're installed in, which helps to prevent the loss and entry of heat, thereby reducing gas and electric bills.
Soundproofing your windows, for example, can help increase energy efficiency.
Soundproofing your home is an affordable way to improve your quality of life, add value to your home, and prevent avoidable medical conditions. Consult the soundproofing specialists today!