How To Block Sound from Noisy Neighbours

You were forced into isolation, but who knew it would have been this noisy? You never realised how noisy it gets when everyone is at home at the same time. It could be your kids that are noisy or perhaps your neighbour’s. People are taking the time to do renovations, which could also get noisy. Whatever is causing the noise, keep reading to find out how to create a quiet space in your home again.

Soundproof The Walls

Simply hang some pictures which will capture and dampen some of the noise. Add some foam to the back of the canvas to get even more sound absorption. There are also felt panels designed to absorb sound and you could use this as your own vision board or post your worldly travels.

Simply hang some pictures which will capture and dampen some of the noise. Add some foam to the back of the canvas to get even more sound absorption. There are also felt panels designed to absorb sound and you could use this as your own vision board or post your worldly travels.

Another option is to install acoustic panels, which are specifically designed to absorb noise and improve sound quality. These panels come in a variety of colours and sizes, and can even be customised with your own designs and images. They can be easily mounted on your walls, and are a great way to add a touch of style to your space while also reducing unwanted noise.

In addition to these options, you may also want to consider installing soundproof curtains or blinds. These are made with special materials that help to block out sound, and can be especially useful in rooms where there are large windows or doors.

Finally, if you’re willing to invest a bit more money, you could also consider installing soundproof insulation in your walls. This involves adding a layer of specialised insulation material that helps to block out sound and reduce echoes. While this may be a more expensive option, it can be an effective way to make your home or office much quieter and more peaceful.

Soundproof The Door

Is there space between the weather stripping around your frame and the door? You need to eliminate those spaces with high-quality weather stripping. You also need to block any draughts that seep under the door with a draught blocker. Doing this will keep unwanted sounds out.

Additionally, you can install a door sweep to further seal any gaps between the bottom of the door and the floor. This will prevent sound waves from travelling through the gaps and entering the room.

Lastly, you can consider replacing your existing door with a solid-core door. Compared to hollow-core doors, solid-core doors are denser and more effective at blocking sound.

Soundproof The Windows

Even if all the windows are closed, the sound might still get in. Take a look to see if there is a proper seal around your windows and frames. A window insert will help to dampen outside noises. Hanging heavy curtains is an even easier solution. They will help to muffle noises from outdoors.

Floor/Ceiling Soundproofing

Do you live in an apartment or two-storey home with noisy people above? The noise is even worse with tiled or wooden floors. Deaden the sounds with a carpet or rug. If none of these provide peace, think about using White Noise or Earplugs.


Ear plugs

If you want to block out the noise of the world, earplugs are a great solution. Getting some alone quiet time during quarantine seems impossible. Breathe in and breathe out. Relax and get those batteries recharged. Put in your earplugs, get your favourite reading material and turn off the outside world, even if it is just for 10 minutes. You won’t regret it!

Mack’s Dreamgirls are the bestselling disposable earplugs among women and they are made of soft foam. Men’s ear canals are usually bigger compared to women. The hypoallergenic Dreamgirls earplugs are made of soft rebound foam. If you’re a side sleeper, the hollow cut makes them one of the best earplugs for sleeping.

Earplugs are not a one size fit all and they are not made to hurt or pop out, so you have to get the right size for your ears. For some people with smaller ear canals, Mack’s Slim Fit earplugs are the answer.

Mack’s Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs are made for men. With the high 32-decibel noise reduction rating (NRR), you could unwind and drift into your own dream world. If you want to get that much-needed sleep, these are the some of the best earplugs for keeping the noise out.

Block out the noisy kids (yours included), the lawnmowers, leaf blowers and the renovators with the wide selection we have on sale We offer the full range of Mack’s, Moldex and Ohropax earplugs. We also offer Haspro, which is a relatively new brand with some great earplugs.

Get peace and quiet, even if it is for a few minutes!

The Best Reusable Earplugs

Did you have a hard day at the office? Do you need to get work done at home? Maybe the kids are getting on your last nerve and you just need some quiet time. Alpine Sleepsoft are one of our best-selling reusable earplugs made for sleeping, but you can use them anytime to block out noise. Haspro Office earplugs are also recommended for those that work at home during the day.

White Noise

White noise is great at blocking out sound and once people discover this, they are hooked.

If the outside noise is getting too much, a white noise machine is a great option. When used with earplugs, you will drift off into your own quiet world.

Use the white noise machine to help babies sleep better as well as to dampen any unwanted noises. Create relaxing sounds anytime with the white noise machine so that you can relax, focus or fall asleep in peace.

Nature Sounds

For a more natural approach to blocking out unwanted noise, consider playing calming nature sounds. The gentle sounds of rainfall, ocean waves, or a babbling brook can help mask disruptive noises while promoting relaxation. Nature sound apps and recordings are readily available, making it easy to create a serene environment in any space. Alternatively, you could position a small fountain or water feature in your quiet space to provide a soothing background ambiance.

Photo “Noise Annoys” by Anthony Cunningham for Zoom Health

Zoom Health is a leading UK supplier of Home Health Tests and Earplugs

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