We are constantly detecting sounds. Even when you assume that it is completely silent, in most cases there will be some form of background noise that may not be detected by your human ear. Sounds are in fact pressure variations and travel in the form of sound waves that flow through mediums such as solids, fluids, or air.
The way in which an ear hears involves first detecting and then amplifying vibrations, followed by converting the vibrations into electrical signals which are then interpreted in your auditory cortex. The measurement for sound is decibels, and our abilities to hear forms a part of the five senses, which is important for functioning. Your ability to hear is what helps to keep you safe and even brings you pleasure and joy, but when overloaded which comes from sensory input from noise pollution, your senses can experience overload which leads to ill health and stress. This is why it is very important to take the necessary measures to control the noises in the homes or buildings that we work or live in.
What Is Structure Borne Sound?
“Structure Borne” is described as a transmission medium. Opposite to the vibrations which flow through the air, a structure-borne sound travels through any solid materials like steel, concrete, and wood, and in the most basic terms, it is applied to the noises that are generated inside a building. Examples of these sounds include the heavy footsteps that come from a neighbour upstairs, or the sound of … Read More