26th May 2021 By Steven Cooper. Wind Turbine Noise: Psychoacoustics to the Rescue. Forum Acusticum, Dec 2020, Lyon, France wind turbine noise psychoacousticsDownload Protecting the acoustic amenity of communities living near wind farms is at the forefront of Steven Coopers outstanding work. Effective investigation of wind turbine noise requires working with residents, utilising residents diaries … Continue reading Psychoacoustics To The Rescue
20th June, 2021 Via Wind Farm Living The Cooper Hypothesis of “Sleep Disturbance caused by Wind Turbines”In the Cape Bridgewater study (2015) Steven Cooper presented a hypothesis that the disturbance from wind farms was related to changes in the power output of the wind farm. Dr Paul Schomer endorsed Cooper’s study and In June 2017 … Continue reading “Sleep Disturbance Caused By Wind Turbines”-Cooper
18th March, 2021 By Sherri Lange, Master Resource Source: https://www.masterresource.org/windpower-health-effects/sleep-disturbance-wind-stephen-cooper/ “It would appear in our recent work that the major level of disturbance occurs during the change in the power output of the windfarm and that the percentage of the change is significantly less than that presented in Cape Bridgewater.”“In Australia, residents can plot the … Continue reading Sleep Disturbance And Industrial Wind: Update With Stephen Cooper
Health Effects of Industrial Wind: The Debate Intensifies (update with Steven Cooper) 30th July, 2020 By Sherri Lange - Master Resource Source: https://www.masterresource.org/wind-turbine-noise-issues/health-effects-update-steven-cooper-june-2020/ “Exposing the fact that the cost-benefit analyses for wind farms are wrong, the power output modelling is wrong, the acoustic modelling is wrong, and the acoustic dose response data is wrong could … Continue reading Health Effects of Industrial Wind: The Debate Intensifies
'The categorisation “minor” camouflages major concessions made by a responsible public official and senior Victorian Government Minister to an industry which is knowingly and deliberately harming rural residents with acoustic pollution from wind turbines. VC113 will inevitably and predictably result in more widespread and severe abuses of human rights, particularly the torture of wind project neighbours from prolonged sleep deprivation.'
'If one is unable to determine the contribution of the wind turbine noise as part of the existing ambient noise, then one is unable to evaluate the effectiveness of predicted noise levels.'
'I suggest that with respect to the description of wind turbine noise it is a matter of terminology that needs a shift as follows:
The language should be pulsations at an infrasound rate.
Modulation of the entire signal at an infrasound rate. (Zwicker and Fastl call this fluctuation as a sensation detected by the ear).
AM is present as some discrete low frequencies modulated at the bpf.
UK method of AM is determining the modulation index of the fluctuating signal (not technically AM).
You can determine the Modulation Index of the low frequency noise that is AM.' -Steven Cooper.
November 6, 2019 By Sherri Lange-Master Resource Source: https://www.masterresource.org/wind-turbine-noise-issues/sensing-not-hearing-cooper-qa-1/ Congratulations to Steven Cooper on his appointment to the European Acoustics Association Technical Committee on Noise, as the group leader on wind turbine noise, and on presenting three papers at the International Congress on Acoustics in Germany. ~DeFrock. “But wind turbine noise issues are not just … Continue reading ‘Sensing but not Hearing’: Steven Cooper On Wind Turbine Nuisance-Part 1.
By DeFrock Background The acoustic definition of noise is unwanted sound. Properties near the Bald Hills wind farm are being affected by intrusive noise, loud enough to intrude on conversation and disturb the residents’ sleep. The South Gippsland Shire Council investigation into the complaints somehow concluded there were no impacts from the wind farm. This decision … Continue reading Bald Hills Wind Farm Adversely Affecting Residents-2019
The Australian Industrial Wind Turbine Awareness Network (AIWTAN), has written and expressed the Networks concerns many times to the National Wind Farm Commissioner.
Copied below is an open letter with 7 questions, which have not been adequately responded to by Mr Dyer.
The WHO guidelines have since been updated and these unanswered questions remain relevant ~DeFrock.