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Do Wind Farms cause health effects?

Do you find yourself easily annoyed with noise?

Not able to concentrate or operate properly in a noisy environment?

You may be eligible to participate in a research study that is being conducted at the Woolcock institute of Medical Research in Glebe, Sydney.

This study will investigate the effects on sleep and various aspects of health of exposure to the sound that comes from Wind farms (called infrasound) and traffic noise when compared to silence.

The study will take place over the course of 3 weekend stays in our sleep centre separated by at least 11 days in between each visit.

The study will be conducted under the ethical jurisdiction of the Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) Ethics Committee at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (Protocol No X16-0073 & HREC/16/RPAH/91) and will be performed in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki, the Australian Good Clinical Research Practice Guidelines and the guidelines of the National Health and Medical Research Council for human research.

Eligibility

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • Over 18 years old
  • Noise Sensitive Participants
  • Normal Sleep wake cycle
  • Normal hearing
  • Without chronic or neurological illnesses
  • Be able to stay inside a sleep lab for extended periods.

How to participate

To register your interest, please go to https://www.windfarmstudy.com and fill out your details. You will be sent an email with a link and login details to complete our questionnaire. If eligible, you will be contacted to discuss the study and to arrange future study dates.