The effect of wind farm noise on human response: An analysis of listening test methodologies

Mahmoud A. Alamir, Kristy L. Hansen, Branko Zajamsek

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Abstract

Despite the significance of listening tests in identifying the human response to wind farm noise (WFN), little attention has been paid to methodological approaches relevant to WFN listening tests to date. Moreover, evidence on the potential adverse effects of WFN is still not well established. This paper thereby sheds light on the different quantification approaches of human response to WFN characteristics. There is also a discussion on the quality of current evidence regarding the effect of WFN on annoyance and sleep disruption. In the context of listening tests, separating WFN characteristics can be beneficial in many ways. Firstly, acceptable threshold levels for each component of WFN for daytime annoyance and night-time sleep disturbance can be quantified. Second, the most annoying characteristic of WFN can be identified. Third, the most annoying characteristics of WFN can be identified by combining two or more components of WFN. Finally, this helps determine the sufficiency of current penalties applied to WFN characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAustralian Acoustical Society Annual Conference, AAS 2018
PublisherAustralian Acoustical Society
Pages572-580
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781510877382
Publication statusPublished - 6 Nov 2018
Event2018 Australian Acoustical Society Annual Conference, AAS 2018 - Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 6 Nov 20189 Nov 2018

Publication series

NameAustralian Acoustical Society Annual Conference, AAS 2018

Conference

Conference2018 Australian Acoustical Society Annual Conference, AAS 2018
CountryAustralia
CityAdelaide
Period6/11/189/11/18

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Keywords

  • analysis
  • listening test
  • methodologies
  • wind farm noise

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    Alamir, M. A., Hansen, K. L., & Zajamsek, B. (2018). The effect of wind farm noise on human response: An analysis of listening test methodologies. In Australian Acoustical Society Annual Conference, AAS 2018 (pp. 572-580). (Australian Acoustical Society Annual Conference, AAS 2018). Australian Acoustical Society. https://www.acoustics.asn.au/conference_proceedings/AAS2018/abstracts/themes-papers.htm#p103