Noise Matters: Why Wind Turbine Noise Drives Wind Farm Neighbours Nuts

Life next to industrial wind turbines is a living hell for far too many rural residents. Practically incessant turbine-generated low-frequency noise and infra-sound drives neighbours nuts, preventing them from sleeping in – and otherwise enjoying the comforts of – their very own homes. An Australian Court found long-term exposure to wind turbine noise to be […]

Thinking About Welcoming Wind Turbines in your Community? Well, Think Again – An Avoidable Nightmare Awaits

Communities that were gullible and naïve enough to welcome wind turbines inevitably end up regretting being played for dupes. And it’s a regret that lasts a lifetime. Promises of money for jam; being led to believe that everyone involved is about to save the planet from imminent incineration; and being told these things are quieter […]

Wind Farm Developer Turns Family’s Water Supply to Muddy Sludge

While some might consider turning water into wine a miracle of biblical proportions, for the wind industry turning a muddy sludge into aqua pura, is all in a day’s ‘work’ – and, for these highly skilled conjurers, the kind of feat that barely raises a sweat. But, then again, this is an industry practiced in […]

Top Acoustic Engineer – Malcolm Swinbanks – Experiences Wind Farm Infrasound Impacts, First Hand

  **** Top Acoustic Engineer, Dr Malcolm Swinbanks has been at the forefront of investigating the impacts of infrasound and low-frequency noise for over 40 years; and has been on the wind industry’s stinky trail in Michigan since 2009. Last month, he delivered this technically brilliant paper: “Direct Experience of Low Frequency Noise and Infrasound […]

Wind Turbine Noise Deprives Farmers and Truckers of Essential Sleep & Creates Unnecessary Danger for All

**** Deprive someone of a decent night’s sleep and the wheels start to fall off pretty quickly. In the absence of quality sleep, it’s not long and people start suffering mood swings, impaired mental function, lose capacity for abstract thought and – if operating heavy machinery or driving – become a danger to workmates and/or […]

Low-Frequency Wind Turbine Noise: a Recipe for Unhappy Mothers and Unhealthy Babies

Noise is always and everywhere a public health issue. Last year, in a piece looking at the importance of silence to healthy, happy communities, The Economist, quoting Poppy Elliot from the Noise Abatement Society, wrote that: [A] quiet environment is necessary to enable people to fulfil their intellectual and creative potential. She points to a […]

Danish Experts: Sleep Deprivation the Most Common Adverse Health Effect Caused by Wind Turbine Noise

Dr Jesper Hvass Schmidt MD PhD is a Ear-Nose-Throat Specialist who works with the Institute of Clinical Research at the University of Southern Denmark, as well as at the Odense University Hospital, in Denmark – working with the Department of Audiology and Ear-Nose-Throat Head and Neck Surgery. His specialisation is studying the hearing problems of musicians. Dr Mads Klokker MD is another Ear-Nose-Throat Specialist […]