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I live in an apartment/flat and can hear my neighbours through the wall or ceiling. Can I sound proof or do some sort of noise control?

Supplier: Acoustic Answers
29 October, 2009

It is a common misconception that installing acoustic foam or similar will control the noise getting into or out of a space. Whilst it may attenuate some of the noise to some degree by muffling it before it escapes or after it arrives, to repel it requires something of dense mass

I live in an apartment/flat and can hear my neighbours through the wall or ceiling. Can I sound proof or do some sort of noise control.

It is a common misconception that installing acoustic foam or similar will control the noise getting into or out of a space. Whilst it may attenuate some of the noise to some degree by muffling it before it escapes or after it arrives, to repel it requires something of dense mass.

Airborne noise intrusion can be treated via the installation of a sub ceiling or secondary wall mounted adjacent to the existing.

It can be drywall construction and should utilise isolation mounts and acoustic insulation. Be aware that if the spaces share a common ceiling cavity that may also be a noise path and may require treatment.

Soundproofing your space may need more than one product to resolve the issue completely, Noise pollution is a big issue in our increasing urban space