Auralisations for Outdoor Noise Sources
* Presenting author
For years auralisations have been used in addition to mandatory noise maps and calculated number of noise exposed dwellings in the EAA processes carried out by i.g. the Danish Road Administration. Auralisations make it possible to get a realistic impression of the future noise during the planning of new roads or other important noise sources. Till now, only major road projects have been published using auralisations. Noise sources like wind turbines, railways and light rails, can obviously benefit from auralisations in communicating noise consequences to the influenced people influenced like neighbours etc.Auralisations makes it possible to aurally explain the mix of noise combined by two or even more noise sources. Normally, noise from various noise sources are treated and explained individually, and they even have different noise limits to meet. Auralisations are made to represent the total soundscape which is much more realistic to the noise in the close surroundings as it will be perceived and experienced by the future neighbours. This presentation deals with auralisations made for other sources than road noise and the combined noise generated by various noise sources. The project is supported by the Danish Agency for Institutions and Educational Grants.