Gone are those days when one can spend a day without noise pollution. Everyone is in search of noise free surrounding but alas! No such place is left where one can spend few hours in peace. Noise pollution is one of the irritating things which one comes across. There is no place where you do not come across noise pollution be it your home or surrounding. Noise surveys are done on a regular basis to keep a check on noise pollution.
So one should plan to make a locality free from noise pollution and for doing that choose an acoustic consultant who can guide you during the whole process.
An acoustic consultant specializes in noise and vibration assessment and performances sound insulation testing.
How to choose a consultant?
Everyone claims that the services they provide are best. But as it is said action speaks louder than words, one should not rely on these advertisements before choosing a consultant. One should look for his experience and whether it is recognized by any accredited institution?
An ideal consultant should have following qualities-
-He should be able to guide you through your sound insulation and acoustic procedure effectively.
– Equipment like sound limiters, vibration meter and sound level analyzer are must for your building. An acoustic consultant should be able to provide all these equipments for your building.
– He should provide transparent services
-He should have nationwide coverage.
-He should have fast turnaround-
A fast consultant should be able to complete the job in an allotted time.
And while choosing an acoustic consultant, one should look after his needs and accordingly choose the correct consultant.
Purpose of noise survey-
Mainly these days noise surveys are done to look for hazards caused by noise pollution. One must be aware about the fact that noise pollution can cause hearing loss in the long term. Besides that too much noise is irritating. One can not relax and continuous exposure to loud noise may cause headache and other ear ailments.
The sound level meter is used to detect noise pollution. It is a microphone which detects changes in sound air pressure variation associated with the sound and changes them into electrical signals to be detected by the microphone.
These instruments are used by acoustic consultant for controlling noise.
Acoustic consultant should perform the following functions-
-Carry out noise assessment and check wherever they meet building regulations.
-Checking out for sound levels in different areas and if they cross a legal limit their job is to notify the concerned authorities.
– Noise surveys are done in regular interval of time.
– After doing noise survey, create reports, and share the desired information with other consultant, so as to make a standard survey report.
– Exploring how sound variations effect machinery.
These consultant works in collaboration with engineers, architect, municipalities and building owners.
As there is increasing noise pollution day by day, one should consult an acoustic consultant to get rid of excess noise.