Soundproofing Basics: 8 Reasons Why Sound May Be Leaking Between Adjacent Rooms
The ability of the human brain to tune out background noise and focus only on important sounds is truly remarkable. In fact, most of the time we don’t even notice how loud and noisy our background really is. Until of course, we have to work on an urgent task, or attend to an important call. In such situations, background noise can really play havoc with your focus and disrupt the task at hand.
In certain places, blocking out background sound becomes especially important, such as in classrooms and lecture halls, or in hospitals. Keeping the need for quiet in mind, these spaces are usually planned to be acoustically sound. However, you may observe that sound may be leaking through even after taking the necessary measures. In such cases, where the room geometry and design are taken care of, but sound is still permeating through adjacent rooms, here are a few reasons that may be behind it