Noise pollution is a common problem in this day and age. With the issue of hearing loss and hearing aids becoming more prevalent, one way to reduce all the pain and confusion that comes with hearing loss is to reduce noise pollution as well. Noise can be overwhelming and dangerous to your health, as we have covered before. In this blog, we’ll cover some tips for reducing noise pollution.
Noise Pollution Tip 1: Plant More Trees
Although this may sound strange and unconventional, bear with us. By putting in a new wall of trees, you can deaden the roadway noise coming from the street outside your house. Consider this a first step measure before you move onto soundproofing your home. New trees can also beautify your landscape and raise your home’s overall resale value.
Evergreen trees are your best bet for this process since they will retain their leaves all year round. You should also remember to get trees that are already at a tall enough height to fulfill this purpose; get the height you need to block out noise from the outside world.
Noise Pollution Tip 2: Silence the Electronics
Are you unintentionally adding to the noise? Turn off your radio and silence all the other electronics in your home. Even smaller noises can add up into an avalanching tidal wave of sound. Want to know how eye-opening this can be? Wait for a power outage; the absolute lack of sound can be startling and unsettling.
Noise Pollution Tip 3: Soundproof Your Home
The final noise pollution tip we have for you now is to simply soundproof your home. How can you go about achieving this? It’s quite simple, really. If you currently looking for a townhouse or condo, ask about the materials used in construction. Soundproofing materials are becoming much more common in the housing construction sector. For a brand new building, you may be able to request additional soundproofing layers be added.
Even if you can’t control this part of your home, there are other factors you can control. Place rugs on hardwood or laminate flooring. Doing this simple step will reduce noise transfer around the room. Larger pieces of furniture, such as bookcases, can also come in handy. Use them to muffle sound transfer through walls. If you can afford it, consider upgrading your windows. With brand new, more insulated windows, you can screen out the noise coming in from the nearby street.
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