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Supporting greener public space design with car noise insulation

31/01/2017 //
by idealmarketing
Posted in Automotive sound insulation, sound insulation

The design of public spaces, especially in the presence of busy traffic routes, is often based around principles of noise mitigation, with physical barriers to block engine and tyre noise. In a Masters thesis at Ball State University in Indiana, Jing Tang looks at how green infrastructure can help to achieve this, and also at […]

Higher frequencies of traffic noise prove most annoying

24/01/2017 //
by idealmarketing
Posted in Automotive insulation, Automotive sound insulation

Many of the most prevalent frequencies in traffic noise signals overall are toward the lower end of the audible spectrum, for example the deep bass rumbles of many engines and exhausts. But newly published research indicates that it is high frequencies – such as the hiss of tyres on wet roads in the rain, for […]

Homeowners are more easily disturbed by road noise

28/10/2016 //
by idealmarketing
Posted in Automotive sound insulation, sound insulation

You might imagine that road traffic noise would be a distraction for nearby residents regardless of whether they rent, mortgage or own outright – but research from Ireland has found this is not the case. In fact, renters are more likely to cope better with night-time road traffic noise than those with a vested interest […]

Green spaces ‘do not reduce traffic noise’ across cities

23/10/2016 //
by idealmarketing
Posted in Automotive sound insulation, sound insulation

Green spaces in cities have been linked with a range of environmental benefits, including their potential to reduce traffic noise; however, research from the University of Sheffield has thrown some doubt on this particular use of urban green lungs. Published in the journal Ecological Indicators, the study looks at a total of 25 European cities […]