If you've ever lived in the country and then moved closer to a city then you know how drastically different the soundscapes can be. In the city your little ears are competing with the busy lives of thousands of others who drive cars, own pets, do the dishes late at night and sometimes, painfully, even their recycling. But perhaps you don't always have to sacrifice silence in order to be near the big smoke. There are some places in cities that are significantly quieter than ot
You wouldn't dream of buying a property without a building inspection. The risk of damp, termites, poor electrical systems, structural damage, a leaking roof and much more makes a $600 inspection look very cheap and attractive. It also has the benefit of giving you a chance to negotiate a better price for any minor issues identified. In reality, there's another costly risk which causes just as much trouble for new homeowners. New data from NoiseNet reveals 25% of people say
Here are 10 steps that can help you minimise the risks of noise related health issues. 1. Know your noise. Download a noise measurement app on your phone and get an understanding of how loud your home and workplace are. This will help you decide if you need to take further actions. 2. Ensure that noise is in your selection criteria for anything you buy. There is a HUGE difference between the quietest and the loudest. This can apply to almost any appliance, tool, vehicle etc.