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    noise pollution

    Does anybody know any inexpensive way to block out
    noise coming from outside into your
    bedroom.

    I have tried ear plugs and it does not work.

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    Cheap but untidy way.

    Paste the egg tray (card board type) on the wall. It is an effective way to block noice, but it is unsightly.

    Cheers,

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    Maybe you could describe this noise that is keeping you awake ?
    I am surprised that this' noise' can penetrate through your ear plugs.

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    Err..not quite sure also about what....err...Muscfair is trying to say....but if it is the same thingy Orchi experiences at times....it would be hearing of the occasional voices..in between Orchi's ears.....

    Err..since this would be an appropriate topic to discuss over it....ahem..Orchi is still looking for the cheaper cures too....err....if there is any to begin with....

    Ahem...appreciate the help...n thanks

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    Thanks guys for the comment.

    Unfortunately, it is the noise that comes in at 6 am in the morning
    every day.
    I am sure you know what that means.

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    I get it now. This is a tough one to solve if you are staying very close to this place.

    I know how deafening it can be..so sorry.. I just have no solutions for this, nor would I ask you to shift!!!!!

    One small idea though why not set your radio alarm at six for something soothing which hopefully will cover the other sound.

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    if it was that bad. go talk to the caretaker/imam/whoever is in charge. explain the community noise 'problem' and get him to turn the speaker down a few notches. God can still hear them if they are sincere. speaker/loud haile ror not, Men will still wake up to pray if they really want to.

    yablato.

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    Muscfair, anything will be considerably inexpensive compared to moving hse. There is a way that i havent seen around here, but where i lived.. i did see aprts that faced main roads, have double windows... roughly 5inch gap between 2 windows. Works wonders. Not a single sound went thru.

    I wonder if u can order an extra window frame holding the new windows.. then hv that screwed into the existing frame or wall. Will be less messy and cheaper in a way. No major renovation.

    Hope u get to sleep like a baby once again real soon. I hear 'sounds' too but i wake up before 6 everyday so it doesnt affect me.
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    Thanks everybody for the comments.

    I already have a double pane window, although there is no gap
    between the double pane. Thought of closing all windows except for one with cement, would that be better than another window with air in between.

    Another solution a contractor suggested is plaster ceiling your room, is this effective or just another get rich scheme for the contractor.

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    Another thing is that I usually wake up near 8 am so I loses 2 hours sleep and that is affecting my concentration.

    Talking to them does not produce any result as they tend to ignore your pleas.

    Turning soothing music at 6 am won't help too because any sound level that is suddenly increased wakes me up.

    Have got to be alert just in case any thiefs arrive.

    Talk with several people and they say I will get "used" to it. But
    my trusty alarm has been waking me up over the decades, so how can I get "used" to it.

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    muscfair

    Found this - http://www.thisplace.com.au/pricegui...epollution.htm
    Maybe the info is useful although it is meant for Australia.

    As for calls to prayer, it is nothing new as it is part of the Malaysian culture even in my father's time. In fact, we had discussed this on our forum at least twice in the past. To make a long story short, the only solution is you either learn to live with it or move out.

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    Noise pollution ??..., pardon my ignorance - but is this newbie fella bordering sensitive issues....

    Another solution... idea to ponder on:

    It's called selective deafness .... some husbands have perfected the skill
    with the help of 'helpful' wives

    If c'not learn this skill... then drop the subject.
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    Hi again muscfair,
    Since nothing seems to be working for you, one last attempt to live with this would be to change your sleep time. How about going to sleep earlier in the night, waking up to the 'call' and going for a nice long morning walk. Then go home after the walk.. shower, eat breakfast, read the newspaper, surf usj.com, then go to work.

    If you happen to be married, you might consider taking the wife along with you on morning walks as well, and postpone any interesting nightime 'activities' to the morning. hehehhee Ok, i admit that morning breath isnt that great, but it is something to consider. A lil morning exercise of sorts will be good for your health
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    Either you use to the prayers early in the morning or perhaps move to a non-Muslim country. Try Tibet but then you will hear the gongs and the chanting of the monks at 4 in the morning. I find the prayers soothing in the morning. I wish people would stop talking about sensitive issues, especially when they know that there is no solution to it, and especially in this case, why should there be a solution when it is not a problem in the first place, and harping on it only brings more controversy.

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    Err..Muscfair - Ahem...now Orchi understands where you are coming from....silly Orchi...was thinking Orchi could get some proper advice about how to cure the occasional hearing of noicy voices...err....in between Orchi's ears.....

    Err..one of the Orchi's close family member was dead against the hearing of the calls for prayers by muslims...err...while he was just a teenager...as Orchi's family was leaving pretty close to a bigger mosque back in hometown.....

    Err...today...he be the living proof...for doing the routine callings for prayers to other muslims living around his present home...as a changed man....n as a muslim himself....to be precise....

    Err...not as well can be said about Orchi's own experience though....as Orchi was dead against the freaking noisy airplanes that were flying very low...n constantly in Subang airspace....back in those early days.....ahem....been wondering ever since how it would feel like to be a pilot for a change....if ever so possible...so to speak...

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