I apologize in advance if any of my questions fall into the dumb category; they're born out of ignorance--I honestly don't know any better; which is why I came here to learn. I'm considering moving from out of state to Florida--the Kissimmee area. Several of the houses that fit my budget and transportation needs (I am public transit dependent), are right next to Amtrak lines--and my favorite house is less than two miles away from both a small municipal airport (only small private & corporate planes), and Amtrak.
Amtrak does not service the area in which I currently live, and I've never lived near an airport-- I have no frame of reference for how loud either situation would be. I'm a nightshift worker who telecommutes. Noise during the day doesn't really bother me since I'm moderately hearing impaired; what matters is that within my home office while I'm on the clock at night, no other sound intrudes--simply because even if I can't hear it, my clients can.
So my questions have three distinct parts:
- Noise: Would noise from Amtrak or small private aircraft be discernable via phone connections or audio recordings at a distance of 1-2miles?
- Soundproofing: Would acoustic panels, sound absorbtion mats, door sweeps, and double-paning windows with lexan or other polycarbonate block enough exterior sound that I could work?
- How far away from Amtrak/airports should I try to be if I don't want exterior sound (and minimizing it) to be a factor?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated