In a local limitation of noise propagation can namely be performed by the implementation of noise barriers (sound barriers) that oppose the propagation of noise in a given direction and also by the implementation of absorbent materials (according to the possibilities: in the form of a wall covering, and / or in the form of a suspended ceiling or suspended baffles and / or in the form of a floor covering) that allow to increase the spatial noise decay whereas limiting the amplification of noise levels due to the effects of reverberation. In some workplaces, cabins are constructions specifically designed to protect people (e.g. machine operators) of ambient noise, consisting of a fully enveloping structure.

Outside, the limitation of noise propagation can namely be performed by the implementation of noise barriers (sound barriers) that oppose the propagation of noise in a given direction.

In buildings, the performance of the envelope of a construction (housing, tertiary premise) in terms of airborne noise insulation limit noise propagation from noisy spaces toward spaces to be protected (interior or exterior). Booths for musicians are constructions specially designed to enable them to practice music without disturbing the neighbors, consisting of a fully enveloping structure. Audiometric booths are constructions specially designed to allow examinations and tests related to the hearing, consisting of a fully enveloping structure.