Do you live under a flight path?
In Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth thousands of aircraft take off and land every day. In Sydney there are up to 30,00 aircraft movements in 1 day, ¹ and each day millions of people are exposed to unwanted aircraft noise. There is also increasing air traffic in our cities as our populations grow subjecting more and more people to significant noise pollution, which negatively impacts their health and quality of life.
Jonathan Hair reported on the ABC in December 2018 on the concern for noise pollution in Western Sydney in: ‘Noise pollution worries for Western Sydney Airport flight paths.’ ² He reports that the suburbs that could face high noise pollution when Sydney’s new airport opens in less than a decade are yet to be determined. The key points he makes in his article are:
- The flight paths for the new Western Sydney Airport are still unknown
- Residents may hear sounds from the planes at 60 decibels or more
- It may wake people up or disturb their sleep
Barry Murray, an acoustic consultant who wrote the noise report, told the ABC: “You may wake up, but apart from wakening, the noise can disturb someone’s sleep. Sixty decibels is the level of a normal conversation. They may not be aware of the noise, but it affects the level of sleep and therefore the rest they get from that sleep,” Mr Murray said.
Those of us who live in the flight path of Sydney airport are already experiencing these all too common problems. These environmental noise problems from aircraft noise can be managed in your home or office with Silenceair® acoustic ventilators. When you need to shut your windows to keep the noise out you can let fresh air in through your outside walls with no noise.
The Silenceair® wall vent sits within the wall cavity and is completely hidden, only the colour co-ordinated air inlets and outlets are visible on the inside and outside walls. The acoustic attenuator tubes inside the device annihilate 85% of the noise across a wide frequency range as it travels through the ventilator. This way you get fresh air inside without the noise.
Silenceair® wall vents have been used for ventilation in apartment buildings in Sydney and Melbourne and other cities in Australia over the last 15 years. They can be easily installed in new work or retrofitted to existing walls. A range of accessories are available to assist installation in a wide variety of wall systems.
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Silenceair® is approved by local governments and recommended by mechanical and acoustic engineers.
1. http://www.airservicesaustralia.com/wp-content/uploads/Airport-Movement Financial-2020-YTD-at-July-2019.pdf