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Our group is passionate about Soundproofing and looking to do good in our community.Ned Shatzer, Founder
Where We Work: New York City is a noisy place to be, if you’re looking for a contractor to soundproof a ceiling, wall, floor or entire apartment, we can help find an optimal treatment catered to your noise reduction goals. We work with both residential and commercial clients in Brooklyn, Manhattan and surrounding boroughs, we provide sound deadening solutions for noisy neighbors, recording studios, restaurant/bars to acoustic panel installation for conference rooms.
Acoustic Panel Installation: Speech Intelligibility is a major concern in a Manhattan office setting. Increasing the articulation index with Acoustic Panels can be a game changer when it comes to conference calls or important meetings. If your goal is to reduce echo and reflection, we offer many different styles of sound deadening / sound absorbing panels, diffusers, soundproof foam and bass traps. Soundproof panels can morph your white walls into a professionally tuned room that achieves your speech clarity goals for acoustics. Sound Deadening Acoustic Panels can also creates a clean, professional look for your room aesthetically.
Our mission is to help New Yorkers get the rest they deserve after working so hard to afford an apartment in this city. Whether you have sensitive hearing or not, coming home to your neighbors clunking around up there or loud music every night from 9pm till–, will not work for most of us who worked very hard to enjoy the things that we’ve earned.
HUSH provides the highest quality soundproofing services available in New York City, at a competitive rate. Not only will you be getting the peace and quiet that you deserve, but you will also save on utilities and get an extra layer of protection from the 1 hour + fire rated materials we use. We continue to provide excellent service to our clients, whether it is a 750 sf luxury apartment or 7500 sf Home. Office, Retail, Bar, Restaurant… we can assist with any soundproofing issue you may have.
Every soundproofing scenario is unique. We consider all possibilities for sound transfer and apply our proven techniques with the necessary threshold catered to your particular soundproofing needs. Our suggestions for treatment are at a base level assessment for what we think is necessary for each room.
Frequencies that irritate us the most reside between 150hz-5khz, with our ears being most sensitive to frequencies between 1khz-5khz (think nails on a chalkboard, a knife scratching a plate, and even a babies cry).
Higher Frequencies between 750hz-28kz will get significantly muffled by 1 layer of 5/8 in. sheetrock. Problems arise when there are holes in the sheetrock from recessed lighting, ductwork registers, light switches, etc.
Low frequency vibration is the hardest to eliminate, therefore we cannot guarantee 100% of your sound issues below 150hz will be resolved. 20% reduction at 50hz would be considered amazing work. Frequencies below 50hz are recognized as sound pressure, not necessarily audible to human ear, with the same treatment dropping mid range frequency of 400hz by 60%, 750hz by 80% and in most cases making anything above those frequencies completely inaudible. For the human ear, these levels of reduction are significant and will satisfy your expectations for a soundproof treatment.
A common ceiling soundproofing scenario would be a resting room level of 58 decibels, noise from above peaking at 90db with a constant noise level of 77db per min. If we decouple the ceiling, add mass, green glue, seal all cracks and gaps around pipes and electrical with acoustical caulking, we may achieve a constant noise level of 65db. This would be the equivalent to normal street noise, the difference being, the multiple layers of mass and sound proof insulation are reducing the irritating frequencies to humans by 80-100%.
How does that sound?