Environmental noise

As the two disciplines sound very similar, environmental noise and workplace noise are often mixed up with each other but in reality they are very different specialities. Environmental noise includes:

  • Nuisance noise measurements
  • External noise for things like planning permission - runways, roads, turbines, etc.
  • Event (usually big music festivals) noise planning
  • Environmental impacts for noise
  • Acoustic testing for things like noise transmission in buildings
  • The very exciting sounding 'forensic acoustics'
  • And more

As my speciality is noise at work I can't really help you, but rather than leaving you dangling, if you are looking for any information on this I would point you in the direction of someone like dBx Acoustics who seem pretty damn good on the kind of stuff.