How Does Wind Turbine Noise Affect People?

“Avoid wind turbines. Live near your senator” is how one Vinalhaven wind turbine neighbor signs his email correspondence. It is an ironic but accurate point: there is not a single elected official on Vinalhaven or in the state of Maine who lives near or voted for wind turbines to be placed near their homes.

The wind turbine industry is desperately anxious to avoid the costs of noise. As time goes by, data accumulates in support of the key contention by wind turbine neighbors: that the A weighted measurement scale advocated by industry misses the key acoustical component of dramatic health impacts. Read the following peer reviewed report in “Acoustics Today” to understand why.

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