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    Source:  Great Lakes Regional Wind Energy Institute

    Wind Turbine Syndrome: Myths and Facts  

    Source:  Great Lakes Regional Wind Energy Institute | Action alerts, Health, Meetings, New York, Noise, Ontario

    Webinar presented by the Great Lakes Regional Wind Energy Institute with support from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

    [Colby and Leventhall and the audience of this webinar need to hear from the people they say don’t exist about the symptoms they say aren’t real.]

    Please join us Thursday February 11th at 11am EST for a discussion of the myths and facts behind wind turbine syndrome and how scientific research is used to both support and deny the claims made.

    Attendees will hear experts in sound impacts discuss:

    • The science of sound;
    • Overview of wind turbine syndrome;
    • Published research on sound impacts and how it is used to both support and deny claims of wind turbine syndrome;
    • How the “nocebo” effect plays a role (A nocebo response occurs when the suggestion of a negative effect of an action leads to an actual negative outcome)

    Who should attend?

    • Landowners
    • Local and state government officials
    • Wind developers
    • Renewable energy advocates

    Format: There will be approximately 30 minutes of presentations followed by Q&A.


    • W. David Colby, M.D.: Chatham-Kent Medical Officer of Health (Acting); Associate Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario
    • Geoff Leventhall, Ph.D.: Consultant in Noise Vibration and Acoustics, UK

    Connection Instructions:
    You will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate in this webinar. Simply copy the link below into your web browser to connect – you do not need to pre-register. In order to hear the audio, you will need to call into one of the phone numbers below.

    Audio Access: Toll Free: 877-951-7311; Toll: 203-607-0666; Participant Passcode: 9348502

    Web Access: W1627857&p=9348502&t=c or:, Conference number PW1627857, Audience passcode 9348502

    Questions or issues with connecting to the webinar? Please contact Sue Hinnen at NREL (

    Questions or comments about the webinar topic, speakers, or the Great Lakes Regional Wind Energy Institute? Please contact Christina Mills at Windustry ( or visit

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