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noise cancelling ear muffs for sleeping

Does the noise coming into your bedroom disturb your sleep? Does your partner’s snoring sound like Vesuvius erupting? Are you so sleep-deprived that you wake up planning a nap? Noise-canceling ear muffs might be your salvation. These inexpensive sleep accessories can help make your sleep quiet, more restful, and peaceful. Available in multiple designs and…

acoustic sealant

Are you tired of sounds seeping into your room and disturbing everything you’re doing? Trying to stop flanking noises, and you’re wondering what works best? An acoustical sealant will improve the sound experience within a room. Wondering what the best acoustical sealant is? The best acoustical sealant adheres to most types of construction material and…

soundproof fabric

I recently went looking for some sound absorbing fabric to cover some windows and the door in my home office studio. The first place I walked into I knew I’d made a mistake. I know what sound-transparent fabric is, but sound absorbing and soundproof I didn’t know enough about. Apparently, neither did the people I…

quiet hair dryer

Hair dryer power (expressed in watts) has long been the standard for judging how good the machine is at drying hair. But the quietest hair dryers have Tourmaline and Ceramic technology combined with additional fan blades and anti-vibration product design, lower watt–1850 watts or less–hair dryers are almost as efficient as more powerful dryers. The…

soundproof box for generator

Do you use a generator at home, camp, or work to power tools, lighting, or for emergencies? Listening to it roar for hours can be nerve-racking. So can be the complaints from family and neighbors. Have you considered building a soundproof generator box? I did! A soundproof generator box should suppress the noise from a…

spray foam insulation soundproofing

When soundproofing my home office and my son’s band practice space, I wanted to know “does spray foam insulation reduce noise?” I checked out open and closed cell spray polyurethane foams (SPF) to see if I could use it for thermal and acoustic insulation. Does spray foam insulation reduce noise? Based on my research, the…

quiet leaf blower

We selected and reviewed leaf blowers that operate at 70 decibels or less. Improvements in technology have resulted in some very powerful blowers with high airspeed and air volume (CFM) that are surprisingly quiet. Although there are certainly more powerful, and louder, leaf blowers on the market, the units we’ve recommended below cover a wide…

soundproof door sweep

Wherever air flows or light shows, noise will come through. Some of the biggest culprits are the spaces between the bottoms of doors and the floor below them. All the soundproofing of walls, ceilings, floors, and windows is great. But not dealing with the gap below the door (along with the door and frame) still…

how to reduce noise from upstairs floors

Have you ever felt that your upstairs neighbors must be having constant wrestling matches in the middle of the night just to stop you from sleeping? If so, you’ve probably wondered how to reduce noise from upstairs floors. You are not alone, and in this article, we will cover all the best ways for you…

drywall thickness

When it comes to soundproofing walls and ceilings, the best way to do it includes opening up the wall and working beneath the drywall. However, the drywall you replace the existing one with also plays a huge part. So today, I thought we should talk about which drywall thickness you should use for your walls…