Warmlite acoustically glazed windows are available in 3 levels of sound insulation.
Over two thirds of the UK population feel stressed by loud noises and fear they may be harming their health.
However, noise pollution in modern society continues to grow, be it from road traffic, trains and aircraft or the suburban sounds of lawnmowers, stereos or even loud conversation.
Recent studies have proved that constant exposure to sound affects our physical and mental health whether we’re aware of it or not – even when we’ve become used to it!
“Sound” describes mechanical vibrations travelling in waves at various speeds through air, water and just about any other material or medium.
The number of vibrations per second decides the pitch (frequency) of the sound. In simple terms the higher the number of vibrations, the higher the pitch of the sound.
WHAT IS NOISE?
The term noise describes sounds which are perceived as disturbing or harmful. Noise is subjective, what one person finds invasive may go unnoticed by the next.
THE EFFECTS OF NOISE
The perceived loudness of sound is measured in decibels, abbreviated to dB. The dB scale starts at the threshold of audibility with 0 dB (A) and even with a value as low as 75dB (A) there is a risk of noise deafness. Depending upon the duration of exposure, the auditory pain threshold is reached from approximately 120 dB (A).
Effective sound insulation provides lower decibel ratings, resulting in reduced noise levels. When a sound wave hits a building component, part of the wave is reflected, another part is absorbed, and the rest travels right through the component to the other side. Sound is therefore dampened by sound waves being met with resistance.