Conference Papers & Presentations
This section includes links to a selection of important material in the Resources section from presentations and papers delivered by acousticians, psychoacousticians and other researchers. They are relevant to the topic of accurate measurement of the full spectrum of sound and vibration energy from environmental noise, and the impact of that sound energy, with a particular interest in the physiological impact of infrasound and low frequency noise (ILFN) on humans and mammals.
This section is under development and we welcome suggestions for additional information.
Measurement of infrasound and low frequency noise (ILFN)
Wade Bray & Rick James, Noise-Con Oregon, July 2011 “Dynamic measurements of wind turbine acoustic signals, employing sound quality engineering methods considering the time and frequency sensitivities of human perception” summary, paper, and presentation.
Physiology of the inner ear
Alec Salt & Jeffery Lichtenhan Internoise, New York, August 2012 “Perception-based protection from low-frequency sounds may not be enough”
Physiological impact of ILFN
Malcolm Swinbanks, Internoise, New York, August 2012 “Numerical simulation of infrasound perception, with reference to prior reported laboratory effects” paper and presentation
Evidence of Direct Causation of symptoms by ILFN
Neil Kelley, American Wind Energy Association’s Windpower Conference, October 1987, San Francisco, California “A proposed metric for assessing the potential of community annoyance from wind turbine low-frequency noise emissions” prepared under Program No 8, Solar Energy Research Institute, prepared for the US Department of Energy
Benjamin Nobbs, Con Doolan & Danielle Moreau, Proceedings of Acoustics, Fremantle, Australia, November 2012 “Characterisation of noise in homes affected by wind turbine noise”
Evidence of tissue damage from exposure to ILFN
Mariana Alves-Pereira & Nuno Castelo Branco Inter-Noise 2007, Istanbul, Turkey “Public health and noise exposure: the importance of low frequency noise”
Nuno Castelo Branco, Teresa Costa e Curto, Joao Pedro da Costa Pereira, Luisa Mendes Jorge, Julio Cavaco Faisca, Luis Amaral Dias, Pedro Oliveira, Jose Martins dos Santos & Mariana Alves-Pereira 14th International meeting on Low Frequency Noise and Vibration and its control, Aalborg, Denmark, June 2010 “Family with wind turbines in close proximity to home: follow up of case presented in 2007″