Now there is an interesting angle on Acoustics.
A BS 4142 assessment is a means of ‘rating’ noise impact based on a comparison between the noise from the source under assessment (the specific noise) and the background noise which would exist in the absence of that source. The specific noise is ‘corrected’ for ‘acoustic features’ by adding a decibel penalty for tonal or [...]
Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 The EPA Act identifies noise as a form of environmental pollution and contains provisions for dealing with noise “which is a nuisance, or would endanger human health or damage property or harm the environment.” The sections of the Act relevant to noise pollution are: Section 106 – Regulations for Control [...]
Just before you go to the expense of hiring noise (or vibration) measurement equipment for use in noise disputes/legal matters or indeed the gathering of any noise evidence, you need to consider the following: (1) Are you sufficiently impartial and detached from the matter to provide independent and impartial noise (or vibration reporting)? (2) Are [...]
Almost one-fifth (18.3%) of the population of the European Union (EU) reported that they suffered from noise coming from their neighbours or the street in 2018, however Ireland was among countries with the lowest rate of reporting noise disturbance (9.4%). Unsurprisingly, this proportion is more than twice as high for people living in cities (24.1%) [...]