Airport Noise Pollution Testing
If you live or work at or near an airport and feel the noise levels are too loud, it may be time to protect your health and hearing by contacting Benchmark Environmental Engineering in San Jose, California to perform airport noise pollution testing. We can run noise tests to determine if decibel levels are within acceptable guidelines.
What Is Airport Noise Pollution?
While noise pollution in general has become an increasing problem in our modern world, noise produced by aircraft on the ground while parked, taxiing, taking off and landing, and when in flight is particularly worrisome. Low-flying jet-powered military and commercial aircraft produce especially loud high-intensity noise.
Who Is Affected by Airport Noise Pollution?
- Airport Employees
- Residents Of Homes Near Airports
- Personnel Of Businesses Near Airports
- Children In Schools Near Airports
What Are The Hazards Of Airport Noise Pollution?
- Hearing Loss
- Heart Disease
- Sleep Disturbance
- Poor Job Performance and Increased Workplace Accident Rates
- Poor Academic Performance
- Aggressive Behavior
Of the many health issues related to airport noise pollution, hearing loss is the most verifiable and measurable. Noise-induced hearing loss builds over a lifetime and cannot be restored by a hearing aid. While other hazards are harder to measure, there is a growing body of evidence showing that airport noise contributes substantially to heart disease and even heart attacks in both men and women. Some studies even show that the maximum decibel level of 65 dB(A) recommended by the FAA can affect cognitive performance similarly to alcohol intoxication. Your children are even more susceptible to airport noise pollution than you are as an adult since they may be at a crucial stage in their development of language and reading ability.
What Can You Do To Reduce Airport Noise Pollution?
If our testing shows unacceptable levels of noise within your home or workplace, you might consider upgrading your building by installing soundproofing in your roof, new doors or triple pane windows, and caulking of all seams. You may also want to check out available airport sound mitigation programs. You can also advocate for restricted night flying, quieter and cleaner aircraft technology, and increasing the minimum altitude for commercial aircraft.
Contact Us Today
If you feel you are being affected by airport noise pollution, call Benchmark Environmental Engineering today and let us perform acoustic testing to measure the decibel levels in your home or workplace.