Just watched Hitchcock’s “Psycho” last night and it go me thinking about how scary screams are made…..
Here’s a very simple article showing the benefits (and limitations of) well-placed noise barriers.
I can see where this would be a nice change of pace option but vibrancy is a part of the dinning experience and silence (see previous posts) is really creepy.
Here’s an in-depth study on the effect of continuous loud talking due to loud environments.
So here’s a neat product designed to create a quiet space in the middle of an airport or any other human-noise generated area. Reminds me of half-height phone booths. Remember them?
Here’s the full article on the companies active reduction products.
Here’s a fact filled web site on hearing loss due to noise (i.e. not genetic hearing loss). Lots of basic stuff but a good all-around lexicon of terms and causes.
Here’s a British article about noise control in bars/pubs. It’s from 2006, but no less germane.
Doors, windows, walls, speakers, duct work etc….
Here’s a good article about how to keep noise down in the car (not gagging your kids, REAL noise control!)
I’ve been in anechoic chambers before an there’s an odd feeling of “something’s missing”. If you consider that our bodies become accustomed to all sorts of environmental conditions in normal life, when you take one completely away, you are instantly aware that 20% of your senses aren’t working.
Microsoft gets into the act as well:
Can’t think of a better way to get free attendance at sporting events.
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