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July 2, 2014

In the News: Chicago Prepares to Install Noise Monitors

Filed under: Soundproofing News — Tags: , — Deborah Dera @ 7:08 am

airplaneAirports are one of the most common causes of noise complaints we hear, especially in major hubs around the country. Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is certainly no exception.

Those who live under flight paths are constantly battling their cities and the airports for help with soundproofing their homes. The close proximity of planes that are taking off and landing creates both unbearable noise and uncontrollable vibration. The type of soundproofing needed extends beyond a DIY job with some Green Glue, though we certainly wish it were that easy. 

That said, every single time an airport changes its flight patterns it brings new homes into the mix. It’s not just a new pattern, but the opening of a new runway that means increased noise all year.

In the case of Chicago’s O’Hare, the city is preparing to add some additional noise monitors so that they can collect data. That data will eventually be forwarded to the FAA, which will use that data to determine what (if any) remedies they can make.

Once the new monitors are installed, the city will have a total of 41 in operation.

To clarify, the noise complaints aren’t coming from people who moved into the area recently without checking to see if the nearby airport is a problem. These people have lived in quiet neighborhoods for years and suddenly their quiet no longer exists.

We’ll be keeping an eye on this story.

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