Dr. Michael Nissenbaum on ‘Annoyance’, the ‘Nocebo’ Effect & Sleep Deprivation
Dr. Michael Nissenbaum MD
Evidence to the Australian Federal Senate Inquiry into Excessive Noise in November 2012.
In a subsequent written submission Dr. Nissenbaum explains the difference in the perception by the general public of the word ‘annoyance’ from the use of that term by acousticians.
He explains “… our work focused on the evidence that sleep is indeed disrupted by wind turbines, and the evidence about what happened to people’s health when their sleep was disrupted. The effects of noise on sleep are by far the most universal complaints among those living in proximity to large industrial wind turbines. Simply put, we found that chronic disturbing noise resulting in chronic sleep disturbance, affects health.”