Kageyama, Takayuki; Yano, Takashi; Kuwano, Sonoko; Sueoka, Shinichi; and Tachibana, Hideki
Exposure-response relationship of wind turbine noise with self-reported symptoms of sleep and health problems: A nationwide socioacoustic survey in Japan
Abstract: The association of wind turbine noise (WTN) with sleep and physical/mental health has not been fully investigated. To investigate the relationship of WTN with the prevalence of self-reported symptoms of sleep and health problems, a socioacoustic survey of 1079 adult residents was conducted throughout Japan (2010-2012): 747 in 34 areas surrounding wind turbine plants and 332 in 16 control areas. During face-to-face interviews, the respondents were not informed of the purpose of the survey. Questions on symptoms such as . . . Complete article »
Tachibana, Hideki; Yano, Hiroo; and Fukushima, Akinori
Assessment of wind turbine noise in immission areas
A synthetic study program on wind turbine noise titled “Research on the evaluation of human impact of low frequency noise from wind turbine generators” has been performed over the three years from the 2010 fiscal year sponsored by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan. In this study program, field measurements and social surveys in the immission areas around 34 wind farms across Japan and laboratory experiments on the psycho-acoustical effects of wind turbine noise have been performed. Among them, the . . . Complete article »
Yano, Takashi; Kuwano, Sonoko; Kageyama, Takayuki; Sueoka, Shinichi; and Tachibana, Hideki
Dose-response relationships for wind turbine noise in Japan
ABSTRACT: In order to obtain a base for wind turbine noise policy, a socio-acoustic survey was carried out throughout Japan from Hokkaido to Okinawa over three years (2010-2012). In total 747 responses were obtained with face-to-face interview method. The wind turbine noise was measured at several points in each site for successive five days. The LAeq,n, which was precisely measured outdoor in a day, was taken as noise exposure. A representative exposure-annoyance relationship was drawn based on all data. The . . . Complete article »
Kuwano, Sonoko; Yano, Takashi; Kageyama, Takayuki; Sueoka, Shinichi; and Tachibana, Hideki
Social survey on community response to wind turbine noise in Japan
ABSTRACT: A committee of Research on the Evaluation of Human Impact of Low Frequency Noise from Wind Turbine Generators conducted a series of physical measurements, laboratory psychological experiments and social surveys of wind turbine noise under the auspice of the Ministry of the Environment of Japan. In this paper, a design of questionnaire used in the survey and a part of the results are introduced. The questionnaire is based on the proposal of the Acoustical Society of Japan, which was . . . Complete article »
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