Acoustics Australia

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List of Papers (Total 16)

Clarifications on the Design and Interpretation of Conclusions from Health Canada’s Study on Wind Turbine Noise and Health

It has been extensively communicated that Health Canada’s Community Noise and Health Study (CNHS) did not find positive associations between wind turbine noise (WTN) levels and any of the evaluated health outcomes, beyond an increase in the prevalence of high annoyance toward several wind turbine features. The authors emphasize that this general conclusion remains bound by the...

Correction to: Shape Dependence of Acoustic Performances of Buildings with a Hyperbolic Paraboloid Cable Net Membrane Roof

In the original article, the reference Rizzo and Ricciardelli (2017) was incorrectly published. The invalid reference and the corrected reference are given.

Review of Underwater and In-Air Sounds Emitted by Australian and Antarctic Marine Mammals

The study of marine soundscapes is a growing field of research. Recording hardware is becoming more accessible; there are a number of off-the-shelf autonomous recorders that can be deployed for months at a time; software analysis tools exist as shareware; raw or preprocessed recordings are freely and publicly available. However, what is missing are catalogues of commonly recorded...

Acoustic Emissions of Semi-Permeable Trailing Edge Serrations

The trailing edge of a NACA 0018 airfoil is modified through the attachment of serrations with different degrees of permeability. Acoustic beamforming is used to inspect the turbulent boundary layer-trailing edge noise emissions from the unmodified and serrated trailing edges. Different freestream velocities and angles of attack are investigated. The serration permeability is...

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Buy Quiet as a Means of Reducing Workplace Noise

Machinery supplied within the European Economic Area must comply with the noise requirements of Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. Machine manufacturers must reduce noise to the lowest level achievable and provide noise emission data so people can use their products without risk from noise. Declared noise emissions should help purchasers and users identify low or lower noise...

Measuring the Risk of Impulsive Noise at Work: One Practitioner’s Tips

There is a risk of immediate damage to hearing from short duration, high-level impulsive sounds that are typically perceived as “bangs”. These sounds may arise from impact action tools, weaponry, and explosive events. The risk is normally associated with the instantaneous peak sound pressure level. Reliable measurement of these high-peak sound pressure levels can be challenging...

The Development and Use of Tools to Support Workplace Hand-Arm Vibration Exposure Evaluation

Long-term exposure to hand-arm vibration (HAV) from powered machinery is known to be responsible for damage to the hand and arm. To protect workers, employers are required to apply appropriate measures to control vibration exposures. A key part of the process of effective assessment and control of vibration risks is the evaluation of vibration exposures. The vibration data...

The Efficacy of Anti-vibration Gloves

Anyone seeking to control the risks from vibration transmitted to the hands and arms may contemplate the use of anti-vibration gloves. To make an informed decision about any type of personal protective equipment, it is necessary to have performance data that allow the degree of protection to be estimated. The information provided with an anti-vibration glove may not be easy to...