- National Wind Watch: Wind Energy Documents - https://www.wind-watch.org/documents -

Association between wind turbine noise and human distress: Literature review

Study Objectives
To search the literature investigating the presence or absence of association between wind turbines induced-noise and human distress.

Null Hypothesis (Our investigation will disprove or fail to disprove [a null hypothesis can never be proven]):
There is no association between wind turbines induced-noise and human distress.

Alternative Hypothesis (Will be accepted if the Null is disproven):
An association exists between wind turbines induced-noise and human distress.
Level of Evidence in Research [1]

Databases Included in the Search

Study Design Inclusion Criteria:

Exclusion Criteria:

Variables Considered in This Review

Variables Examined in the Studies

Results (click each graphic to enlarge)

Frequency of Variable Investigated [2]

Tables 1 and 2: Review of Peer-Reviewed Studies Published January 1992–November 2012 Investigating the Association Between Wind Turbine Noise and Human Distress [3]

Tables 1 and 2: Review of Peer-Reviewed Studies Published January 1992–November 2012 Investigating the Association Between Wind Turbine Noise and Human Distress [4]

Tables 1 and 2: Review of Peer-Reviewed Studies Published January 1992–November 2012 Investigating the Association Between Wind Turbine Noise and Human Distress [5]

Tables 1 and 2: Review of Peer-Reviewed Studies Published January 1992–November 2012 Investigating the Association Between Wind Turbine Noise and Human Distress [6]

Discussion

Ian Arra, MD, MSc; Hazel Lynn, MD, FCFP, MHSc

Download original document: “Literature Review 2013: Association between Wind Turbine Noise and Human Distress [7]