London Branch Evening Meeting
I can still hear it and it’s making me ill ….
Presentation by Dr Geoff Leventhall
Wednesday 19 February 2020 at 6pm
CHANGE OF VENUE
LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY
EVENTS THEATRE (K-G21)
LONDON, SE1 6NG
Response to a noise is influenced by our feelings towards both the noise and its source. Noise level, spectrum and time variation are only part of the problem. Response may be modified by external influences and objectors to a development might join together to campaign against the noise source. The same low level noise may elicit a range of responses among residents, from no effect at one end up to destruction of their normal quality of life for a small group at the opposite end of the range. These are severely affected and are not content with compliance of a development with its criteria.
The presentation attempts to consider why a few people react strongly to what might be a low level of noise.. External influences and factors which promote adverse responses to noise will be discussed. For example, how some residents may be motivated by others to develop negative “mind-sets”, and how such unhelpful mind-sets may be modified
Dr Geoff Leventhall has had a long and varied acoustical career in both academia and consultancy, extending for 60 years. During his time at Chelsea College, University of London he led the Acoustics Research Group supervising 30 research students to completion of their PhD degrees, and also ran an MSc course in Applied Acoustics. He developed a particular research interest in infrasound and low frequency noise. He was President of the Institute of Acoustics in the mid-1980s.For the past 25-30 years he has acted as a consultant, working for international clients, especially on problems related to wind turbines
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