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The best practical option may be to go check the difference between various types of hearing protection. You'll most likely have to stack earmuffs and earplugs, since most earmuffs top out around 30 dB reduction. For an analytical comparison, say your front door is 10 meters from the street. A passenger car produces about 60-80 dB at this distance. So for ...


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Every 3db is double the power of the signal (amplitude), however this is also the point at which most humans report hearing a noticeable difference. Most humans will perceive the volume to double around 9-10dB. So if you found one door that offered 30dB of noise isolation, and another that offered 40dB, you would say that the 40dB is "twice as quiet as the ...


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Being that you are in a rental situation there is very little that you can do to attempt to modify the building structure and reduce the noise. If you cannot move to a different situation you may have to resort to wearing some ear muffs or a headset depending on whether you want quiet or to listen to your TV / Sound System. It may be possible to condition ...


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Really really difficult. I had a house that I tried to insulate the noise from upstairs. I put on the upstairs floor two layers of 1/2 inch drywall covered with 3/4 inch ply (with no fasteners) and then carpet on top. It made perhaps 25 percent difference. If you were to hang extra layers of drywall on the ceiling, you would have to fasten it with screws ...



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