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DO YOU LIKE THE SOUND OF THIS PLACE?

Posted by A de Graaf on

Everyone has a favourite sound. Walking over freshly fallen snow, birdsong, leaves rustling in the wind, a thunderstorm in the distance... Naturally our preferences differ, but did you know that the sound of your home — and other spaces — has the power to directly affect your mood, often negatively? Studies have proven that noisy settings annoy people (perhaps little surprise there), but this annoyance has even been linked to depression and anxiety. Sometimes the building itself makes noise — think of creaky floorboards, rattling plumbing and extractor fans. But each building also has a sound signature — its acoustics...

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