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Sound Advice: Sound vs. Noise

It’s something that I did not understand after earning a master’s degree in mechanical engineering with a concentration in acoustics. Neither did I get it during my time working in the noise group at Boeing Commercial Airlines. Even in my first year as an architectural acoustic consultant, I didn’t really get it for a while, much to the…

Reverberation Time of a Balloon Pop
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Reverberation Time of a Balloon Pop

Here is a video showing what a balloon pop sounds like in a reverberant field versus an anechoic field. This footage was taken during a facility tour in Lancaster, PA at the Sound Advice-sponsored event “Autumn in Amish Country” in October 2014. Cameo by James Cottrell of The Sextant Group, and commentary courtesy of Bob…

IIC Tests: What they Sound Like
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IIC Tests: What they Sound Like

Here is a video showing what IIC acoustical testing sounds like on Ecore Commercial Flooring’s Forest rx (rubber-backed sheet vinyl) on an 8″ concrete slab with no ceiling. This footage was taken during a facility tour of Architectural Testing in York, PA at the Sound Advice-sponsored event “Autumn in Amish Country” The people you see…

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On Sound Machines Posing a Hearing Risk

As a new mother who also happens to be an acoustician, the recent report of infant sleep machines being a hearing risk caught my attention.  How couldn’t it?  Not only did my mother-in-law send the article to me, but even my fellow acousticians were posting it and commenting about it via various social media platforms….

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