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Need help: Noise blocker

David Scott Ross dsr at grove.ufl.edu
Mon May 15 21:29:21 EST 1995

Hi. Please forgive me if this is being posted to an inapropriate group, I am
not quite sure where this belongs.

Anyhow, I have a noise problem, specifically new people moved in next door, and
they like to hang out outside. Problem is, while the interior walls of my
apartment complex insulate sound well, if somebody is standing outside near
my windows/sliding door, the sound comes into my apartment loud & clear.
All they are doing is talking in a normal voice, but it sounds like they are
doing it in my living room. I do not wish to complain, 'cause all they are
doing is talking in a normal speaking voice, not partying, yet I am one of
those people who needs quiet in order to study.

So, I went and bought ear plugs. They were rated 24Db, but while they did a
great job of quieting the hum from my A/C, voices came through loud and clear.
(What did I expect for a $1.99 pair of industrial noise plugs???) So, I am
looking for something (anything) that will shield against all noise, or at
least specifically that of human speech. Someone told me Sharper Image might
have a pair of headphones that plays background noise (water, waves, etc), but
while this would be acceptable if it exists, I'd prefer something that just
blocked noise entirely. If you can help, or tell me where to re-post this
to get help, or even point me in the correct direction, I'd appreciate it.



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