Soundproof Noise Blocking Curtains
The Hushtec range of noise blocking curtains is suitable for nearly any situation where you want to control or minimise the impact of noise. They are particularly well suited for mitigating the effects of noise created by construction, building, or civil maintenance work. Hushtec soundproof curtains can also be used to limit noise created by loud events, equipment, or machines.
Besides our Hushtec line of curtains, we also offer an extensive range of fully customisable noise barrier solutions. Whatever your issue with noise, the team at Duraflex can offer you a high-quality solution tailored to your individual needs. Please contact us at 02 9133 8792 to get a free, no-obligation quote on our noise blocking curtains today.
The Problem with Excessive Noise
Noise is inevitable in some environments and workplace situations. Noise can cause significant problems, however. This includes permanent damage to your hearing resulting from a condition known as noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). In fact, almost all cases of NIHL are caused by noise in workplaces.
The Problem With Excessive Noise
Noise is inevitable in some environments and workplaces. This is especially the case in sites that use especially loud and heavy equipment, such as factories, construction, and industrial sites. However, exposure to excessively high levels of noise, especially over long periods of time, can lead to significant problems for your workers.
Excessive noise in the workplace
Excessive noise can lead to distraction, frustration, and reduced productivity, which can cause conflict situations in the workplace. This is also a real health and safety hazard. For instance, the leading preventable occupational health condition is ‘noise-induced hearing loss’ (NIHL). This refers to permanent damage to hearing caused by excessive noise. What’s more, nearly all cases of NIHL are caused by noise in workplaces.
For these reasons, it is important to invest in an acoustic control solution such as noise blocking curtains, for the sake of your workers’ health and well-being.
High levels of noise can:
- Cause hearing loss
- Lead to tinnitus
- Disturb sleep
- Cause fatigue and aggression
- Reduce immune response
- Lead to heart disease
Regular exposure to high levels of noise can create cumulative, irreversible damage to hearing. As this occurs gradually, over a number of years, it may remain unnoticed for a long time. However, despite being a slow and painless process, it is permanent.
This is because loud noise destroys the hair cells in the inner ear, and once they are destroyed, they do not grow back.
NIHL can lead to health and safety risks in the workplace, too. For instance, reduced hearing could cause workers to be unable to hear warning sounds such as alarms or car horns, or vital workplace noises like supervisors giving directions. This can lead to increased absenteeism and lower productivity.