Noisy neighbours, traffic noise and also very often drum kits causing you problems? Many customers contact us asking for our products that will reduce or stop noise entering their rooms and houses. They are very often disappointed when we explain to them that acoustic foam is definitely not soundproofing foam. Acoustic foam will not stop sound entering or leaving a room. Acoustic foam creates sound absorption.
Soundproofing is the process that stops or significantly reduces sound movement from going from one area to another. Whether this be the stopping of sound created within a room leaving that room, or the sound from the outside of a room entering into a room.
This is the control of acoustics within a room often referred to as sound treatment. This is the process of controlling the sound within a room so that interference inside is reduced or eliminated. This will give a more pure sound response. Acoustic foam helps with this by dealing with the sound that is in inside the room and nothing to do with the sound that has left the room.
Here’s a link to more info into Sound Absorption – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absorption_(acoustics).