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I am hypersensitive to noise, which is going to be quite a big problem at uni. However, sharing spaces with other people is also a big problem for me, and studio flats never seem to be in designated 'quiet' accommodation.
If you are/have been living in a studio flat, how quiet is it?
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Can't speak for all of them but mine is very quiet.
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(Original post by RollingApple)
I am hypersensitive to noise, which is going to be quite a big problem at uni. However, sharing spaces with other people is also a big problem for me, and studio flats never seem to be in designated 'quiet' accommodation.
If you are/have been living in a studio flat, how quiet is it?
I have friends who have lived in blocks full of just studios, or lived in a block with a mix of flats with studios squeezed into the spaces between them. The friend who lived in a block of just studios found it much quieter, but not completely silent.
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(Original post by RollingApple)
I am hypersensitive to noise, which is going to be quite a big problem at uni. However, sharing spaces with other people is also a big problem for me, and studio flats never seem to be in designated 'quiet' accommodation.
If you are/have been living in a studio flat, how quiet is it?
This is impossible to answer since it'll vary depending on the exact building you're in and even the year. If you're hypersensitive to noise though, the best advice I can give is to invest in a pair of high-end noise-cancelling headphones (Sony WH-1000XM4 are probably the best ones available at the moment). Trust me, as someone who also hates noise, it's worth it.
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This is impossible to answer since it'll vary depending on the exact building you're in and even the year. If you're hypersensitive to noise though, the best advice I can give is to invest in a pair of high-end noise-cancelling headphones (Sony WH-1000XM4 are probably the best ones available at the moment). Trust me, as someone who also hates noise, it's worth it.
That's true.
I've got some Sony noise-cancelling headphones (don't know what model) but I don't want to have to wear them all the time.
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That's true.
I've got some Sony noise-cancelling headphones (don't know what model) but I don't want to have to wear them all the time.
Ultimately the only way you can guarantee silent neighbours is by moving into a detached house. Hopefully you will be fortunate and have quiet neighbours, but if you don't, good noise-cancelling headphones are the next best thing. I basically wear my XM3s all day - they're extremely comfortable and create near silence.
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Anecdotally, I had a studio in a student building that was mostly studios with some shared flats. It was definitely much quieter than other accommodation I've been in (except on the few occasions that there were big group parties or everyone was out drinking for new year etc.). As others have said though, this kind of thing varies so much with the ratio of different room types in the building, the building's layout, where in the building you are, the other people in the building, etc. Fx, where I lived was an old building with thick walls/doors which definitely helped a lot with keeping it quiet. I was also away from the main entrance and staircases.
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As people says it varies...a LOT depends on wall thickness and sound insulation. And you need to remember that studios/bedsits are one of the most population dense ways to house people, so higher average noise in many cases. and it really just takes ONE noisy person to aggravate a lot of others.
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Anecdotally, I had a studio in a student building that was mostly studios with some shared flats. It was definitely much quieter than other accommodation I've been in (except on the few occasions that there were big group parties or everyone was out drinking for new year etc.). As others have said though, this kind of thing varies so much with the ratio of different room types in the building, the building's layout, where in the building you are, the other people in the building, etc. Fx, where I lived was an old building with thick walls/doors which definitely helped a lot with keeping it quiet. I was also away from the main entrance and staircases.
Good point, main entrance and stairs would be key things to avoid. Out of interest (I know this will vary a lot by year, place, people etc) how often were there parties? I'm guessing they were in the shared flats?
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As people says it varies...a LOT depends on wall thickness and sound insulation. And you need to remember that studios/bedsits are one of the most population dense ways to house people, so higher average noise in many cases. and it really just takes ONE noisy person to aggravate a lot of others.
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