About our Soundscape Guides
Managing Your Soundscapes. Sound affects almost every part of your life. That’s why some noises drive you to distraction or make you angry, while other noises lull you to sleep. Sound, and its counterpart we call silence, can have the positive effects of helping you think better, calm mental and bodily effects of stress and anxiety, alleviate physical pain and generally help you live a better life. Conversely, excessive noise is shown to lead to negative effects on the body. Some negative noises contribute to high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, poor mental health and more.
Taking control of what you hear and what you don’t — your soundscape — changes everything. Our free Soundscape Guides are easy to download and share. Discover how to manage sound for better sleep, focus, hearing, health, and wellness.
Managing Your Soundscape at Home
The sounds in your home — your soundscape — affect how you live, work, relax, and sleep. Of course, every home is different, and individual and family needs change over time. In this guide, we help you become more aware of the sounds in your home, offer practical suggestions for harnessing the power of sound at various ages and stages of life, and help you become familiar with the types of products available to help optimize your home soundscape.
Managing Your Soundscapes for Better Mental Health
We all experience unique soundscapes in different areas of our lives. In this guide, we take a closer look at the research showing how our soundscapes can directly impact our mental — and even physical — health. We also explore sound and music therapy to learn how we can apply ideas from these innovative disciplines to our everyday soundscape management.
Why your personal soundscape matters
From improved focus to less stress, better sleep to better mental health, our personal soundscapes play a significant part in our overall wellbeing. Discover how your personal soundscape affects your everyday health, and learn how you can minimize noise and maximize positive sounds for better health and wellness.