It's a noisy world. Starting from the moment you're jolted awake in the morning by the harsh beeping or clanging of the alarm clock, noise is part of your day.
Some noises are loud enough to damage your hearing, temporarily or permanently. Even surprisingly low levels of sound can damage your ears if you're exposed to it continuously. Most of us experience dangerously loud noise levels more often then we realize. If you value your hearing, you'll want to protect it. There are several kinds of hearing protection devices to choose from, and you can learn about them on this site.
Other noises might not be loud enough to physically damage your hearing, but they can drive you crazy. A barking dog, a snoring spouse, maybe even the sniffling sounds of an officemate who has sinus congestion — noises like these can disrupt your focus, interfere with your sleep, and stress you out. When you're under extra stress and you can't get enough sleep, it takes its toll on your health. Your close relationships suffer too. What started out as a "small" noise problem can end up having serious consequences.
Good news! You can find relief. This site is dedicated to providing you with practical information and creative solutions for different kinds of noise problems.
No doubt you've already tried some of the solutions that are included here for blocking, masking, or cancelling unwanted sounds. Explore the site and you'll discover new ideas you might not have thought of before. You'll find ingenious gadgets, clever psychological techniques, and "out of the box" thinking. These are noise control products and
Noise problems can be a real challenge. The more options you know about, the more "tools" you have in your toolbox, the better your chances of coming up with an effective, satisfying solution for your particular noise problem.
Have you noticed that when you watch a movie, the soundtrack music has a big impact on your feelings about what is happening on the screen? Your life has a soundtrack too. Don't let the soundtrack of your life be full of irritating noises. Make it a great one!