Can’t concentrate or sleep because your neighbours are talking too loudly? Read What’s the best way to block the sound of a voice? from the blog Making Noise & Hearing Things.
According to the author, there are three ways to block out sound waves:
- Isolation: e.g. earplugs, earbuds, headphones
- Damping: e.g. wall-hangings, rolled-up towels under doors, heavy curtains, rugs
- Masking: e.g. a fan, white noise or music, noise-cancelling headphones or earbuds.