Archive for the ‘Soundproofing Videos’ Category

Why aren’t Hospitals Using Hush Curtains?

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

With all of the concerns about the stress caused to patients who hear tons of noise around them in hospital emergency rooms, it’s surprising to find that more hospitals aren’t using Hush curtains.

This video is from 2010, and I’m amazed to see the use of these curtains hasn’t spread throughout the country. Hush curtains are washable an padded, allowing for an increased level of soundproofing and privacy in the busiest part of the hospital – the emergency room.

Check it out and see for yourself. While I’m sure you can hear plenty, dulling the moans, screams, and beeping of emergency patients has to be beneficial to the stress levels of some of the others.

Hospital Noise: Can It Be Helped

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

You’ve either been, or know someone who has been, in the hospital. Maybe you’ve been the patient. Perhaps you were just visiting. Either way, you know the hospital is anything but¬†quiet.

This video clip was taken by a guy in a hospital. It’s only 24 seconds long, but there are at least two identifiable sounds happening at the same time – repetitious, obnoxious sounds.

This isn’t the same as the noise you’d hear from room to room, though I’m sure it’s not too tough to hear some of those same noises coming from other rooms. So while hospitals could theoretically soundproof to help reduce some of the echoing, we have to wonder one thing. Is it really safe to do so?

In other words, would it be safe to create a situation in which it is harder for a nurse, aide, or doctor to hear that a patient is in need? Or should hospitals have more advanced call-systems that patients can use for help?

What do you think?

Easy Soundproofing with Whisper Clips

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

We talk a lot about hospitals and nursing homes and their need for better soundproofing. While we do talk about Green Glue very frequently, it is important to recognize that there are other useful soundproofing materials on the market as well.

This video showcases whisper clips and will give you an idea of how easy they are to install. Check it out!

It’s Easy to Use Green Glue

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Many look at Green Glue and instantly shy away, thinking their soundproofing projects will become too time consuming or messy to complete. The good news is that this product is much easier to use than you probably imagine. Here’s a short demonstration showing just how easy it is to apply.

Soundproofing Your Vehicle

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Have you ever found yourself cringing at the loud sounds coming from the cars of those who seem to be unable to find their volume control switches? The good news is that soundproofing your car with mass loaded vinyl can lessen the sound. The bad news is that if you’re this guy, you’ll still be making quite a bit of noise. Check it out!

Creating a Soundproof Fence

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Have you ever spent time out in your yard only to find your peaceful bliss interrupted by the sound of your neighbors having a loud conversation, arguing, or simply enjoying their own space? The good news is that while you can’t block all of Mother Nature’s sounds, you can reduce the noise from your neighbors by building a soundproof fence.

How? Simply add some mass loaded vinyl as a sound absorber. This video will give you a quick walk-through.

Night Shift Nurses Sleep During the Day

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

As a night shift nurse, you know how difficult it is to come home and try to get some sleep while the rest of the world is just starting a new day. The following video offers some great tips for preparing your bedroom environment during the day so that it is ready for you when you arrive at home. She talks about turning off your phones, hanging dark and heavy drapes, and setting an alarm.

What she doesn’t talk about, however, is keeping the room quiet. There will be noise from others around your home and if you are a full-time nurse those noises can become distracting. Think about incorporating some Green Glue noise proofing into your next home renovation project. Adding an extra layer of drywall with this incredible compound will ensure you’re able to get a more restful night (or day) of sleep.

Drywall – A Budget Soundproofing Option

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Even though soundproofing materials like Green Glue and mass loaded vinyl are relatively inexpensive, we do understand how the economy is impacting most households. If you don’t have the cash to get the job done, you simply don’t have the cash.

A budget option for soundproofing your home is to use drywall. The following video briefly explains how soundproofing with drywall may help. It’s not the best solution, but it’ll certainly make a difference.

Installing Sonex Panels

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Soundproofing in a recording studio is incrediblyimportant. If you don’t properly stop the vibration of sound, the quality of your music will be seriously compromised.

The following video shows how to install Sonex acoustical panels. While we do like these panels, we still think using Green Glue instead of, or in addition to, these panels would be most effective. Check them out!

Simple Green Glue Application

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Are you still a little nervous about attempting your first soundproofing project with Green Glue?¬† Today we thought we’d share a short video outlining exactly how quick and easy it is to use Green Glue damping compound. Check out how quickly this woman applies the compound to the drywall before attaching it to the wall. It’s like a dream come true!