Acoustiblok Inc founder and president Lahnie Johnson has appointed Darrell Bereaux as the company's regional distributor for T&T.
Acoustiblok Inc is a NASA spinoff listed company and the inventor of Acoustiblok material, a revolutionary 1/8" (3-mm) thin, flexible soundproofing material that reduces more sound than 12-inches of poured concrete when added to a stud wall.
Recently featured on National Geographic Channel's, Showdown of the Unbeatables, Acoustiblok won the television challenge to silence the deafening train air horns and blaring guitar (reaching more than 130 decibels) with only a fraction of an inch of the patented Acoustiblok material.
Rather than attempting to block or absorb sound as other materials attempt to do, the material transforms sound energy into inaudible internal friction energy as the soft heavy material flexes from sound waves–the same as lead without the environmental problems or costs.
Bereaux said: "There is not another product like Acoustiblok on the islands available and there is a great need." The global demand for sound deadening products has been steadily rising as noise pollution has become prevalent. Noise pollution has been linked to not only hearing loss, but sleep disturbances, heart disease, stroke, elevated blood pressure, and inability to concentrate.
Children exposed to elevated noise levels regularly are shown to have lower test scores and heightened rates of distraction. In T&T, there are both industrial and commercial sources of noise as well as residential.
Natural gas and crude oil are two big industries. In the commercial sector there are many nightclubs and restaurants. Traffic is also a problem, and of course, Carnival.
Festivities start two months prior to Lent with trucks and excessive street noise every Friday through Sunday leading up to Carnival. Noise ordinances are in place, but most people are not aware of sound levels and the health risks that come with high level noise.
Bereaux is an audio engineer and also teaches audio engineering. He received his Bachelor of Science from Full Sail Real World Education in Orlando, Florida and additional training as an audio engineer from the Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism. He and his team at BEXtronics handle turn key acoustical design and installation for performance based spaces, in addition to noise mitigation and vibration isolation.
They will be marketing complete Acoustiblok Sound Reduction Systems products and installations for the company.
"Darrell Bereaux is a highly knowledgeable and experienced audio engineer in a high-demand market," Johnson said. "We are thrilled to have Darrell joining the team at Acoustiblok.
"His extensive experience and a comprehensive understanding of the area's noise abatement needs make him a welcome addition to our international sales division." (PRWEB)