A comparison of Inaudible Windfarm Noise and the Natural Environment Noise whilst Monitoring Brainwaves and Heart Rate
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A pilot study undertaken in late 2017 using inaudible wind turbine noise found persons having a heightened sensitivity to turbine noise could detect the presence of the signal by way of feeling (rather than hearing) the test signal. A control group that had not been exposed to wind turbine noise was unable to detect or sense those operations. A pilot study utilising inaudible wind turbine noise, inaudible white noise and inaudible surf (ocean) noise was undertaken in a 126m3 reverberation room and also in an anechoic room, whilst monitoring of the test subjects heart rate and brainwaves was obtained. The results of that testing are discussed.