Oxford Dictionary - Definition of Noise is;
'A sound, especially one that is loud or unpleasant or that causes disturbance', often referred to as 'unwanted sound'.
NOISE NUISANCE measurement & assessment from Pubs / Night Clubs, Event Noise, Local Plant Noise and Noisy Neighbours, can be measured and recorded in sound pressure format (dB) and an audio recording of the actual sound intrusion simultaneously.
The instrumentation used and report format, may be used to assist with an action under the EPA Act 1992 – (Noise Regulations 1994) Statutory Instrument – SI No. 179 of 1994.
Measurement equipment may be set up in the complainant’s property and left in a sealed, tamper-proof unit which may then, at any stage, be turned on to record via a remote-control fob by the complainant, a full log of the perceived noise nuisance information to be stored.
All the relevant information is then recorded by the acoustic equipment such as; Date of Noise Occurrence, Time of Noise Occurrence, Duration of Noise Occurrence, Sound Pressure of Noise Occurrence, Analogue Recording of Noise Occurrence etc. and all this data can be analyzed real time by Dalton Acoustics Ltd. for report preparation.
Dalton Acoustics Ltd. – also apply the methodology of the Local Governing Councils, “Guideline on Noise Levels” when attempting to measure environmental noise generally. Outline details of these “Guideline Noise Levels” are as follow: -
- Not contain any pure tones.
- Not exceed the background levels by 10 dB(A) or more.
- Not exceed 55 dB(A) by daytime or more.
- Not exceed 45 dB(A) by night-time or more