The Federal Highway Administration defines a benefited receptor as: The recipient of an abatement measure that receives a noise reduction at or above the minimum threshold of 5 dB(A), but not to exceed the highway agency’s reasonableness design goal.

 

Construction Noise Backlash

A man in Northfield Illinois was angry about construction noise near his home. Increased noise levels can increase stress in people. The man took a shotgun to the construction site and waved a shotgun while yelling at [...]

Airport Noise and Hypertension Related

In a follow up to the HYENA study in 2004–2006 researchers sought to evaluate the association of exposure to aircraft and road traffic noise with the incidence of hypertension and other cardiovascular outcomes. Their conclusion was: [...]

Reduce Classroom Noise

With so many schools running over capacity and many schools splitting large classrooms by partitions one main thought is the partitions will  reduce noise but there are other methods also. Partitions for the most part block direct [...]

Effects of Noise on The Individual in the Workplace

Noise in the workplace is one of the most common complaints in offices. Many companies choose open floor plan for increased communication and workflow.  Noise levels can incapacitate an persons capability to concentrate and perform [...]