Unwanted noise is one thing, industrial noise is something else entirely. Rather than simply being a nuisance, industrial noise can be genuinely harmful. Effective application of acoustic barriers and sound damping sheets can dramatically reduce industrial noise, bringing it down to safe levels.
Sustained exposure to noise levels over 85 decibels (dB) can lead to permanent hearing damage, also referred to as Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NHL). And the inner workings of the ear are not the only things to suffer from ongoing exposure to industrial noise known side effects of NHL are stress and increases in systolic blood pressure, significant factors in ill health.