Hi thanks for tuning in to Talk Acoustics.Today
I want to talk about neighbors, both sides of that. One, other people living next to
us and then there’s the other side, us. Right? So, there’s a couple things that can be really
helpful and that’s what we want to share but one of the first things I want to talk about
is communication. We have to be able to communicate with our neighbors and they with us. So just
to give you some ideas of some things you can do that don’t cost anything and that can
really be helpful is schedule times for things. Talk to me. If im going to be making noise,
if im gonna bring over my Metallaica tribute band I probably wont be appreciated if im
playing full out at one o’clock in the morning. Maybe I should take that into consideration.
I would hope that my neighbors would. Now, lets talk about the sound system with our
televisions and our stereos. Sometimes just simply re-positioning those things can give
your neighbor a lot of relief and that might be all it takes. Wouldn’t that would be great.
You dont have to buy anything, you dont have to do build anything, you dont have to do
anything. Lets talk about the possibility that all these things are just not quite enough
to take care of the issue. We start looking at the next phase which should be absorption.
Getting some absorption to reduce that sound wave intensity can be a great starter, a lot
less expansive and hassle than doing a construction and it could be that you’ll need that conjunction
with the construction anyway because the sound pressure needs to be reduced. Now that we’ve
done that, lets go in and look at the construction aspect of this thing. The good news in construction
is that a lot of times it really can alleviate the problem by severely reducing a lot of
the sound wave transmission going through a barrier such as a wall or even a ceiling.
And there are ways and products out there that can help do that. The bad news is if
your neighbors’ causing the problem and you’re trying to not hear it any more, if your building
this barrier up from your side of things its not going to be nearly as effective as if
you could do it from the side where the sound is being generated. So, these are just some
things that I hope you’ll find helpful and enjoy the rest of your day. Thanks.