The neighbor living in the apartment above mine has removed the carpet
from the floor, causing the impact noise of footsteps to resonate from
A) What are some ways of reducing this noise? I cannot do major
renovations (such as adding a second ceiling), but "ugly" solutions
would be fine (such as stapling homasote boards to the walls).
B) I don't think noise-cancelling headphones would help, so what's the
best type of foam ear plugs for impact noise?
C) What is the best type of masking for home-environment noises: white
noise generator or FM radio tuned to static?