Journal Articles & Technical Notes

This section includes links to key material in the Resources section, including major empirical research reports, journal articles and technical notes by acousticians, psychoacousticians and other researchers, 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.

This section is under development and we welcome suggestions for additional information.

Ethical issues

Steven Cooper, Wind farm noise – an ethical dilemma for the Australian Acoustical Society in Acoustics Australia, Vol 40, No 2, August 2012 pp 139 – 142

Measurement of ILFN

Henrik Moller & Christian Sejer Pedersen Low Frequency Noise from Large Turbines Acoustical Society America 2011, volume 129, pp 3727 – 3744

Physiology of inner ear

Alec Salt & Timothy Hullar Review Article Responses of the ear to low frequency sounds, infrasound and wind turbines in Hearing Research, 2010

Physiological impact of ILFN

Chen Yuan, Huang Qibai, Hanmin Shi, An Investigation on the Physiological and Psychological Effects of Infrasound on Persons, Journal of Low Frequency Noise Vibration and Active Control, 2004 (sometimes referred to as Qibai and Shi)

Evidence of direct causation of symptoms by ILFN

ND Kelley, HE McKenna, RR Hemphill, CL Etter, RL Garrelts, NC Linn Acoustic Noise Associated with the Mod-1 Wind Turbine: its Source, Impact and Control February 1985. Prepared by the Solar Energy Research Institute, for the US Department of Energy.

Organisations which supported and assisted this research included the following:

  • Appalachian State University
  • The Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation
  • Engineering Dynamics, Inc
  • Fairchild-Weston
  • Cornell University
  • The General Electric Company
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • NASA Langley Research Centre
  • NASA Lewis Research Centre
  • Pacific Northwest Laboratories
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • The Portland General Electric Company
  • Rocky Flats Wind Energy Research Centre
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • University of Virginia

Evidence of tissue damage from exposure to ILFN

Mariana Alves Pereira & Nuno Castelo Branco Review Article Vibroacoustic disease: Biological effects of infrasound and low-frequency noise explained by mechanotransduction cellular signalling in Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology 93 (2007) 256 – 279