Trusted Reviews, the independent consumer product reviews brand, together with Quiet Mark, the global certification programme for solutions to unwanted noise, have announced a new collaboration dedicated to helping more consumers find the best acoustic performing products at Trusted Reviews, by providing buying advice short-cuts to solve unwanted excessive noise.
Quiet Mark’s National Noise Report released in October 2021 in association with the UK Noise Abatement Society charitable foundation, further demonstrates the increasing demand for noise reduction solutions, both in households and workplaces. The research was carried out 18 months after the first lockdown, and examined attitudes towards noise in the new pandemic-recovery scenario. The findings reveal noise has become a decisive factor for 52% of the British population when making decisions regarding future employment.
Sound measurement is a key metric that is not currently a priority for mainstream consumer sites, despite being a huge factor determining how a product maybe easy or not to live with day to day. New joint testing projects between the two consumer champions aims to help elevate the aural design of products, optimising the overall level of acoustic comfort for homes and offices, ranging from laptops and headphones, to white goods and small home appliances. The results of lab testing will be used to offer Trusted Reviews readers a new metric to base purchase decisions on while flagging if it has been accredited by Quiet Mark’s specialist acoustic measurement standards. Trusted Reviews and Quiet Mark are also teaming up to offer manufacturers support to independently evaluate the noise performance of their products.
Poppy Szkiler, CEO and co-founder of Quiet Mark, said: “Because sound is invisible it is often overlooked. Investing in the best acoustic products in the hub of your home is an investment in the health and happiness of your loved ones because sound profoundly effects our stress levels, sleep patterns, productivity, concentration, brain waves, heart rate, all our physical rhythms. Trusted Reviews' shared passion to champion lowest sound levels across home technologies is a leadership example in understanding how to truly care for their readers along with Quiet Mark’s other established acoustic testing partners. Especially at this time of great global change where family and work life is now often all under one roof daily, solutions to support peace in the home have become a must have.”
Pictured: At work in the testing facility in the Quiet Mark Lab.