The public has been made aware of noise pollution and nuisance by the extensive recent media coverage of this difficult subject. Noise nuisance can affect both private individuals and commercial concerns, as either the injured party or the alleged perpetrator.
While no acoustic consultant can determine 'nuisance', in its legal sense, we can assist in quantifying any problem and suggesting remedial measures. Where a compromise is required, AMS Acoustics can negotiate with all parties to produce a satisfying outcome for all parties.
In the last 5 years we have seen an increase in the alleged complaints of nuisance from Public Address systems. Quite often there is a balance that needs to be found between the PA users basic requirements and the usage that they have grown into, rather than a problem with the system itself.
The standard way of determining likely nuisance is through BS4142. BS4142 works very well for the determination of likely nuisance of industrial noise such as compressors, chillers, piling, etc. As the standard is not directly written for amplified systems, a specialist is required to determine the issues of a PA system.
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