Noise pollution can come from a variety of sources, but the three most damaging sources are industrial machinery, vehicles, and construction. Those living in the city are at more risk than people who live in a rural community.
Noise pollution has been found to have adverse effects that range from general hearing decline to severe psychological reactions.
Reducing sound through the use of sound barrier panels is one way to minimize the effect of loud sounds on the human body. Using these materials can help protect children, the elderly, and workers who are exposed to loud noise on a regular basis.
1. Industrial and Manufacturing Noise
Factories that use heavy machinery emit large amounts of sound that are damaging to the people that work for the company and those living in the neighborhood.
The Centers for Disease Control say that regular exposure to 85 decibels results in hearing loss over time.
They also say that people can permanently lose some of their hearing when noise levels reach more than 120 decibels in one occurrence.
People who work with saws, mills, lathes, drill presses, punch presses, and progressive dies are at risk for hearing loss if they do not wear protective ear equipment.
2. Roads and Highways
Vehicle-related sounds are a common cause of noise pollution, especially in bustling metropolises. Honking horns and loud exhausts attribute to mental distress that could lead to road rage, headaches, and physical discomfort.
Public transportation drivers and people that use buses, subways, and trains to commute to work are all exposed to high levels of noise pollution.
Some cities have added absorptive panels between residential neighborhoods and busy freeways. This addition has been proven to reduce the stress on the residents’ ears and their general health.
3. Commercial Construction
Cities are also prone to commercial soundproofing issues for large construction projects like those marked by miles of orange barriers on the Interstate. Growing towns and urban areas often upgrade central thoroughfares on a regular basis.
Even remodeling can cause hearing loss when performed in enclosed spaces. The sound of jackhammers chipping away at concrete is enough to upset nearby workers and residents.
The Negative Effects of Noise Pollution
Noise pollution can do more than reduce hearing capacity; it can also create psychological trauma that leads to
- Nervous Disorders
- Increased Blood Pressure
- Thickening of The Blood
- Neurological Problems.
One way to combat these issues is by using an acoustical barrier to minimize the amount of noise for people who are not working in a high-noise zone.
A company like ours can provide communities and businesses effective ways to minimize the sound of myriad noise sources. Engineered sound walls provide a variety of benefits.
One of the best features of sound wall panels is the elimination of noise rather than reflecting it in a different direction.
As a company we created a mobile noise barrier that can even be moved and reconfigured as needed for any project.
Why Choose Sound Fighter®?
Sound Fighter® Systems is a fully licensed and American based company located in Shreveport, LA. We are the commercial leader in noise absorbing technology since 1973.
Our renowned sound absorbing panels are 100 percent recyclable.
We have earned the title of Business of the Year by the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce and have been a member since 2002.
The City of Shreveport has used our noise absorbing material for years because they are extremely easy to install, versatile and durable.