Sound Testing

On-Site Sound Testing

New England Soundproofing is expanding its already extensive list of services to include on-site sound testing – a vital metric in the determination of the acoustical properties of existing partitions and subsequently, the determination of the effectiveness of any sound mitigation measures present. While these tests are typically conducted by independent consultants and can prove quite costly (i.e. upwards of $8000), New England Soundproofing is now making them more accessible and, when coupled with a detailed written proposal with sound attenuation recommendations, invaluable.


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RT-60 - Reverberation Testing

What Is It?

A room’s reverberation refers to the amount of time it takes for sound to dissipate, or decay, in a given space...




Sound Transmission Class Testing

What Is It?

A sound transmission class (STC) is a standard rating of how well a building partition lessens the transmission of airborne sound...



Impact Insulation Class Testing

What Is It?

An impact insulation class (IIC) is a standard rating of how well a building partition blocks impact sound or structure-borne noise...


How Do I Know The Tests Work?

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is a standards development organization that tests and publishes voluntary technical standards for a wide range of products, materials, systems, and services. The standards developed by ASTM are internationally recognized and followed. New England Soundproofing adheres to the following standards:

RT 60 Tests:

ASTM E 2235 Standard Test Method for Determination of Decay Rates for Use in Sound Insulation Test Methods

ASTM C 423 Standard Test Method for Sound Absorption and Sound Absorption Coefficients by the Reverberation Room Method

STC Tests:

ASTM E 413 Classification for Rating Sound Insulation

ASTM E 90 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Measurements of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss of Building Partitions and Elements

ASTM E 336 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Airborne Sound Insulation in Buildings

IIC Tests:

ASTM E 989 Standard Classification for Determination of Impact Insulation Class (IIC)

ASTM E 492 Standard Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Impact Sound Transmission Through Floor-Ceiling Assemblies Using the Tapping Machine

ASTM E 1007 Standard Test Method for Field Measurement of Tapping Machine Impact Sound Transmission Through Floor-Ceiling Assemblies and Associated Support Structures

You wouldn’t waste your time and money hiring one electrician to diagnose a problem and then another electrician to actually fix it. So why would you accept anything less for your soundproofing project? Your acoustical needs are as unique as you are, and you deserve custom attention and expertise from project inception to completion. That’s why you can trust New England Soundproofing, the only full-service soundproofing and acoustical management company around, to be there every step of the way.