Do you live close to a noisy motorway or main road?
In Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth millions of people are exposed to unwanted road traffic noise during the day and through the night. There is a growing number of road and motorway construction projects through our cities subjecting more and more people to significant noise pollution that negatively impacts their health and quality of life.
In an article called ‘Growing evidence that noise is bad for your health,’ published in ‘The Conversation’* on 22 October 2018, Professor Stephen Stanfield refers to the recently published World Health Organisation Guidelines for Europe, which also included reviews that covered important health outcomes. These recent reviews found that exposure to road traffic noise is associated with an increased risk of abdominal obesity and diabetes. Both these health outcomes could be a consequence of exposure to prolonged stress – as a result, for example, of chronic noise. They add to the understanding of how environmental noise affects the body. There is now strong evidence that road traffic noise exposure is associated with an increased risk of heart attack.
These environmental noise problems from road traffic noise can be managed in your home or office with Silenceair® acoustic ventilators. When you need to shut your windows to keep the noise out you can let fresh air in without the noise.
The Silenceair® wall vent sits within the wall or ceiling cavity and is completely hidden, only the colour co-ordinated air inlets and outlets are visible on the inside and outside walls. The acoustic attenuator tubes inside the device annihilate 85% of the noise across a wide frequency range as it travels through the ventilator. This way you get fresh air inside with no noise.
Silenceair® wall vents have been successfully used for sound proof ventilation in apartment buildings in Sydney and Melbourne and other cities in Australia over the last 15 years. They can be easily installed in new work or retrofitted to existing walls. A range of accessories are available to assist installation in a wide variety of wall systems.
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Silenceair® is approved by local governments and recommended by mechanical and acoustic engineers. *https://theconversation.com/growing-evidence-that-noise-is bad-for-your-health-104709 , October 22, 2018 8.04pm AEDT.