Noisy neighbours

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:

  1. Isolation: e.g. earplugs, earbuds, headphones
  2. Damping: e.g. wall-hangings, rolled-up towels under doors, heavy curtains, rugs
  3. Masking: e.g. a fan, white noise or music, noise-cancelling headphones or earbuds.

The site myNoise has some suitable noise tracks for masking: for example, Irish Coast or White Noise.