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Insulating for Sound

WHY INSULATE FOR SOUND IN YOUR HOME? Today’s lifestyle is often a loud one. Modern appliances and amenities coupled with today’s high ceilings, hardwood floors, and air tight structures help create beautiful indoor environments, but also contribute to noise levels that impact a family’s quality of life. Improving your home’s acoustic comfort with acoustic or sound insulation can reduce stress and improve overall health and wellness. Noise can affect family health Throughout dozens of studies, noise has been clearly identified as an important cause of physical and psychological stress—and stress has been directly linked with many common health problems. That means that noise can be associated with many of these disabilities and diseases, which include heart disease, high blood pressure, headaches, fatigue, and irritability.[i] [i] U.S. EPA, Office of Noise Abatement and Control, “Noise: A Health Problem,” p.23 What does insulation do for noise? Sound insulation is one of the…