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Provincetown Library Acoustics

Acoustic Improvements at Provincetown Public Library

Provincetown Public Library Partners with DDS Acoustical Specialties to Enhance Library Experience through Innovative Acoustic Solutions In line with the growing societal focus on creating inclusive and accessible public spaces, the Provincetown Public Library is proud to announce the completion of a significant enhancement to its facility’s acoustic environment, in collaboration with DDS Acoustical Specialties. […]

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Safety Professional and Acoustics

Acoustics for Safety Professionals: Enhancing Workplace Safety

Sound Solutions for Safety Experts At DDS Acoustical Specialties, we’re dedicated to merging the science of sound with safety expertise. The challenge of managing environmental noise is crucial in protecting workers and ensuring a safe working environment. Excessive noise isn’t just a threat to hearing; it can mask potential dangers and hinder clear communication. Our […]

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Soundproof a Room

How to Soundproof a Room

Creating a quiet and peaceful environment within your living or working space is a goal we all strive for. Soundproofing a room is a crucial step towards achieving this, as it helps in reducing unwanted noise, enhancing privacy, and providing a conducive atmosphere for concentration and relaxation. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the art […]

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Pickleball Barrier

Quieting the Racket: Understanding Pickleball Noise and Effective Solutions

Pickleball, a sport amalgamating elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, has witnessed a surge in enthusiasts. Amidst the excitement of each game, an unavoidable issue surfaces: the noise. The distinctive sound of the ball meeting the paddle, coupled with the shuffling of feet and conversations on the court, has raised concerns regarding noise levels, especially […]

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Workplace Noise Exposure

The Impact of Workplace Noise Exposure: Effects and Prevention

In today’s dynamic work landscape, the omnipresent soundscape is an integral facet of the daily grind. Yet, delving beyond the surface, the repercussions of noise exposure in workplaces stretch far beyond simple inconvenience. This article delves into the multifaceted effects of workplace noise exposure and proposes strategies to counteract its potential impact. Deciphering Workplace Noise […]

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noise reduction methods for construction

Effective Noise Reduction Methods for Construction Sites

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on noise reduction methods for construction sites! At DDS Acoustical Specialties, we understand the importance of maintaining harmony between construction activities and the surrounding environment. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing innovative and sustainable solutions to minimize noise pollution, ensuring a productive and peaceful construction site. Read on […]

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Acoustic Design Theater

Top 8 Benefits of Good Acoustic Design

In today’s fast-paced world, where noise pollution poses a growing concern, the significance of optimal acoustic design cannot be overstated. Whether it’s an office, school, concert hall, or personal living space, harnessing the benefits of sound optimization offers a myriad of advantages. In this article, we will explore eight key benefits derived from implementing optimal […]

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The Impact of Occupational Noise Exposure on Worker Health

The Impact of Occupational Noise Exposure on Worker Health

Occupational noise exposure is an often overlooked hazard in workplaces, with serious implications for the health and well-being of workers. Prolonged exposure to high levels of noise can lead to various physical and psychological health issues. In this post, we will explore the detrimental impact of occupational noise exposure and highlight the crucial need for […]

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Techniques for Reducing Noise in Manufacturing Processes

In today’s fast-paced manufacturing landscape, mitigating noise is essential for the well-being of workers and the overall efficiency of operations. Excessive noise poses risks to employee health, hampers productivity, and impacts product quality. This comprehensive guide presents practical strategies for reducing noise in manufacturing processes. Discover effective techniques to create a quieter and safer workplace […]

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Zoom Echo

Echo Over Zoom and How to Fix it

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom has, like many other video conferencing tools, become a crucial component of remote business and communication. However, a frequent problem that can be annoying and distracting during Zoom calls is echo. This is a top noise concern for many customers because they want their listener/attendee to have a pleasant experience. […]

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What is an Acoustic Consultant?

What is an Acoustic Consultant? Do You Need One?

An Acoustic Consultant, sometimes referred to as an Acoustic Engineer is a sound expert. They specialize in solving problems related to noise and vibrations. In many cases Acoustic Consultants hold a Master’s degree in a related engineering field like audio, mechanical, or electrical. They provide technical and creative approaches to achieve quality results. Research shows […]

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CNC Machine Noise Enclosure

CNC Machine Noise Enclosure – The Key to a Safer and Quieter Workplace

Many contemporary companies and workshops rely heavily on CNC equipment because they can perform precise cutting and shaping. They can, however, produce a lot of noise, which makes them a possible source of pain and hearing loss for workers. A CNC machine noise enclosure may be a helpful remedy in this situation.

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Acoustic Wall Panels

Top 5 Acoustic Wall Panel Options for Creating a Soundscape

Whether in a residential or commercial setting, acoustic wall panels are essential for managing sound and noise in any area. They are made to lessen echoes and reverberation, increase speech clarity, and improve a room’s overall sound quality. The perfect acoustic wall panel for your room can be challenging to choose because there are so many alternatives available.  We’ll go over the top 5 acoustic wall panel alternatives in this blog post.

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Noise Control in a Classroom

Noise Control in a Classroom: Improve Learning and Productivity

Noise in a classroom can greatly affect the ability to focus and learn. Sources of noise can include traffic and construction from outside, as well as chatter and movement within the classroom. In order to combat these distractions, noise control and the use of sound absorption products can be implemented within the classroom. How Sound […]

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Sound Masking and Sound Absorption

Sound Masking and Sound Treatment

Sound Masking and Sound Treatment are two things that often get confused with each other. Sound masking is a process in which ambient environmental noise is introduced to an area, typically an office space or workspace, for the purpose of reducing speech intelligibility and acoustic distractions. This can be carried out using various embodiments, such […]

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2023 Banner

A Year of Growth and Highlights, 2022 Recap

2022 started with just us, Steve and I (Dave). We knew this was a year for growth that we had been planning for. New Team Members Our team was one of the first things to expand in 2022. We knew that if we wanted to help more people solve their noise problems and improve the […]

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Duc-Pac Air Hammer Noise

Air Hammer Noise Reduced with Acoustic Curtain Enclosure

Machine noise is one of the most common noise sources in an industrial or manufacturing setting. Too much of it over a period of time can even be harmful to employees. Today, many companies are taking precautionary efforts to reduce the amount noise workers are experiencing in their day to day.

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Safe & Sound Week 2022

Safe & Sound Week 2022 – Acoustics in the Workplace

In recognition of Safe & Sound Week, which takes place August 15-21 each year, we are going to discuss the importance of proper acoustics and noise protection in the workplace.

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Custom Fabric Panels

Custom Fabric Panels Reduce Echo in Senior Center Dining and Lobby

A beautiful, new Senior Center in Ludlow, MA was developed and opened in 2021. The center featured state of the art technology and increased access to space and resources for aging adults. However, they noticed an issue with echo and noise in their dinning room and lobby. Looking for a solution, they turned to DDS Acoustical Specialties, where we proposed custom, fabric wrapped panels.

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Soundproofing vs Sound Absorption

Soundproofing Vs. Sound Absorption

Sound is both an art and a science. You can get hung up on all the terms and calculations but you can also understand it more simply. One major aspect of sound is that it is like water. It can mold, meld and take the form of its surroundings. Sound, much like water, can be absorbed by some materials and contained by others. This is why we offer both and make the distinction between soundproofing materials and sound absorbing materials.

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World Listening Day

World Listening Day – Improved with Proper Acoustics

On July 18th we celebrate World Listening Day. On this day we think about how proper acoustics can help improve listening in spaces.

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Acoustic Rigid Baffles

Acoustic Rigid Baffles Improve Church Hall

or years, trustees of the Sudbury Memorial Congressional Church searched for an acoustic solution to an echo filled hall. They had a vision for the space to sound great and be lively for events and musical performances. They didn’t know where to turn, until they found DDS Acoustical Specialties who proposed the idea of Acoustic Rigid Baffles.

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Differences between STC and NRC

Differences Between STC and NRC Ratings

When we are approached to solve noise problems, part of our job is to educate our customers about acoustics. One of the first things we talk about are the differences between STC and NRC ratings and what each of them mean within a particular application.  

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Goodnow Library

Acoustics at Goodnow Library

DDS Acoustical Specialties was contacted by Goodnow Library in Sudbury, Massachusetts to help them solve issue of noise and echo in their reading room and the Sara Sherman NOW lab.

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Fursaflyin Ceiling Baffles

Fur’s-A-Flyin, Pet Grooming & Day Care Acoustic Improvements

Pet Kennels, Groomers, and Day Cares are places we take our furry family members to get pampered and stay safe. But with so many animals coming in and out, various personalities, voices, and noise emerge from them. Additionally, the equipment needed to operate these types of businesses can generate considerable noise.  

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Aegis Office Treatment

Acoustic Office Treatment at Aegis Energy Services, LLC

It was determined that one Call Service Area, one Conference Room and the office of the CFO would be treated. These are all areas where speech intelligibility and speech privacy were critical. An initial site assessment included development of RT60 calculations to determine the amount of acoustical absorption needed in the spaces.

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Tyler Hadley Joins DDS Acoustical Specialties, LLC as Director of Marketing

DDS Acoustical Specialties, LLC announces the addition of Tyler Hadley to its team as Director of Marketing. Tyler will be creating, implementing, and managing marketing campaigns that promote the products and services offered by the company.

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Mary Ellen Riemenschneider

Mary Ellen Riemenschneider joins DDS Acoustical Specialties, LLC as Senior Project Engineer

DDS Acoustical Specialties, LLC is thrilled to announce the addition of Mary Ellen Riemenschneider to its team as Senior Project Engineer. Mary will be working directly with customers, ensuring the proper application of products. She will be interfacing with our material suppliers and other vendors to provide clear, concise explanations of the solutions we propose. Most of all, she will be responsible for the overall customer satisfaction for each project.

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Mill at Crane Pond

Mill at Crane Pond

Recently we successfully tackled these very same issues for The Mill at Crane Pond properties, located in Westfield Massachusetts.  The space has been earmarked as an Open Work Collaborative area, with an additional Meeting and Training Room. 

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ESG Before

ESG Clean Energy LLC – In Progress

In the city of Holyoke, MA there are specific noise stipulation that need to be followed for industrial buildings and equipment. ESG Clean Energy LLC contacted DDS Acoustical Specialties because they were building a new facility and needed to mitigate noise coming from their various generators as well as the ventilation system that will be keeping the units cool.

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Cadence Aerospace

The Tell Tool Division of Cadence Aerospace has a long and storied history of making precision parts for the aerospace industry. As they continue to grow and thrive, space becomes a premium. As the facility houses more and more activity, it was apparent that noise was going to become an issue.

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Acoustic Curtain Enclosure for Industrial Noise Control at Aegis

Dalkia Aegis, EDF Group – Industrial

Having outgrown their facility at 55 Jackson St. in Holyoke, MA, they turned to a historic old building immediately adjacent to their existing facility. Built in 1880, the building, while neglected, showed promise.

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Hitchcock Brewing

DDS Acoustical Specialties utilized Chroma panels by Sound Seal to tame the acoustics in the tasting room of the Hitchcock Brewing facility on-site at Kringle Candle. A number of years ago, owner Rich Pederson followed his passion and opened a brewery.

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Rest assured that we have not only a solution, but the right solution, to resolve your acoustical or noise concerns. Request a quote with the button below or contact us for more information about our soundproofing services at 413-248-8118.

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