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Concert singer wearing and earpiece
Earbuds

Why do singers wear an earpiece?

When you go see your favorite band or singer perform, you might wonder why they wear an in-ear monitor or in-earphones on stage. Is it because they’re not really singing? What’s going on with that? The thing is that most musicians wear these in-ear monitors on stage so they can […]

Girl wearing wired headphones wondering about radiation exposure
Headphones

Do wired headphones give off radiation?

Ever since cell phones were introduced, we’ve all had a strong attachment to them. This attachment has increased even further as the technology has improved. Look at cell phones from when they first hit the mainstream compared to the way they are now. Back then, they were used for making […]

Bedroom with a white noise machine and thin walls
Noise-Cancelling

Can Neighbors Hear a White Noise Machine?

The term ‘white noise’ can be confusing. After all, it does contain the word ‘noise’ in it. But it’s not what you think. White noise is a wonderful option for covering up unwanted external sounds. Buying a white noise machine is a great choice because it can play many different […]

Man in a train station listening to loud music
Headphones

Why Are Headphones So Loud?

Sometimes, it’s nice to be in your own little world. With headphones, it’s definitely possible to tune everything out and tune into your favorite music. Headphone technology has come a long way over the years, now with noise-cancelling options to make it even easier to keep from being disturbed by […]

apartment building with a landlord wondering if soundproofing is beneficial for him
Soundproofing

Is Soundproofing Beneficial for a Landlord?

The most common complaints landlords get from tenants are those that revolve around noises. When it comes to building codes though, apartments for rent aren’t required to have soundproofing. The codes all revolve around structural consistency. Still, those that reside on the landlord’s property surely have a right to enjoy […]

Couple sleeping in bed
Soundproofing

How to Sleep Next to a Snoring Partner

There is nothing like that feeling of meeting someone new. It’s a whirlwind of excitement that culminates in the eventual sharing of a bed. Maybe that first night together, you noticed your partner snored, but you overlooked it for the stars in your eyes. Or you chalked it up to […]

Young boy screaming into a microphone simbolizing loud noise
Decibels

How Many Decibels Can a Human Take?

According to the classic band AC/DC, “Rock and roll ain’t noise pollution.” But the dictionary respectfully disagrees, citing noise as a loud and disruptive sound. Noise doesn’t just come from music though, and often, like beauty, it’s in the ear of the beholder. Noises come from many things including machines, […]