Denmark: Health Effects Related to Wind Turbine Noise Exposure: A Systematic Review

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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Health Effects Related to Wind Turbine Noise Exposure: A Systematic Review

DECEMBER 4, 2014

Jesper Hvass Schmidt1,2,3*, Mads Klokker4,5

1. Institute of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, 2. Department of Audiology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark, 3. Department of ENT Head and Neck Surgery, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark, 4. Department of ENT Head and Neck Surgery & Audiology, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark, 5. Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark

*jesper.schmidt@rsyd.dk

Abstract

Background: Wind turbine noise exposure and suspected health-related effects thereof have attracted substantial attention. Various symptoms such as sleep- related problems, headache, tinnitus and vertigo have been described by subjects suspected of having been exposed to wind turbine noise.

Objective: This review was conducted systematically with the purpose of identifying any reported associations between wind turbine noise exposure and suspected health-related effects.

Data Sources: A search of the…

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