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Incorporating Noise Abatement in Universal Design to Prevent Noise Related Hearing Loss & Health Problems

The acoustical environment of most residential, commercial and industrial space is typically given little or no attention during project planning and design. Demand is growing for interior design that adopts universal design principles to living and working spaces as a preventative measure.

Acoustiblok Inc.

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Posted by: nfranke on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 6:37 p.m.

Interesting blog post for people who are constructing any sort of building or facility to consider in regards to lessening the impact of sounds.

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