Acoustic Fence Consultancy (WHO 2000)
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Sound Planning offers Acoustic Fence Consultancy services in accordance with WHO 2000; acoustic fencing could help to block and resolve community noise issues.
Benefits of an Acoustic Fence
- Helps to reduce traffic noise
- Serves as a noise blockade between you and the noisy neighbourhood
- Minimises the noise coming from playgrounds, parks, yards or playing fields
WHO 2000 Guidelines for Community Noise
As the World Health Organisation suggests, the control for environmental noise has been hampered by insufficient knowledge of its effects on humans and of exposure-response relationships, as well as a lack of defined criteria.
About 40% of the population of the European Union countries is exposed to road traffic noise; about half of them are exposed to transport disturbances.
Community NoiseOther terms for community noise include:
- Environmental noise
- Residential noise
- Domestic noise
The main sources of community noise include:
- Road, rail and air traffic
- Public works
Main indoor sources of noise include:
- Ventilation systems
- Office machines
- Home appliances
Possible Effects of Community Noise
The effects of noise have the potential to create long-term health consequences – actions must be taken to limit and control exposure to community noise.
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