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Should I consider noise control on every project?

What is Noise Control?
Should I consider noise control on every project? The simple answer is yes. Every. Single. One. It could simply start by asking the question, "do we think noise might be an issue here?" and go from there. If the answer is a confident "no," then you are done and you move on. If the answer is "yes," or "I'm not sure," then more work is needed. I have three arguments for why to consider noise control on every project. I'll start with the simplest and usually the most convincing.
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What is Noise Control?

What is Noise Control?
A simple definition of "noise control" is the reduction or mitigation of unwanted sound. Sound is a physical phenomenon; more specifically, sound is pressure fluctuations in the atmosphere (or any fluid). Noise is unwanted sound, which relies on someone's perception of sound. A good way to remember the difference is to think of the age-old question, "if a tree falls in the woods, does it make a sound?" The answer is yes, it does make a sound; however, it may not make noise, depending on whether someone is there to hear it and be bothered by it.
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