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Wind Turbine Noise Dissected

October 14, 2011

Wind turbine noise is comprised of two different frequency sets.  The so-called whooshing noise (which is audible) is at approximately 300 Hz. Infrasound (which is inaudible) occurs at frequencies from 0 to 15 Hz. The audible range causes Wind Turbine Syndrome and the inaudible range causes Vibroacoustic Disease. Read more of the explanation provided by mechanical engineer Thomas A. Jones, of Granville’s Committee for Responsible Energy Decisions.

Diagram of noise spectrum, with wind turbine noise indicated

Components of noise, from low frequency to ultrasound



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