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Public concern regarding aviation noise is increasing as airports expand, airlines and air freight operators increase flight schedules, flight paths are streamlined, and as urban growth increases the population near airports. There is concern that aviation noise may cause human health impacts, impact property values and constrain industry growth.

ASCENT researchers are working to fully understand the community noise impacts of aviation including how aircraft noise affects human health and wellbeing and how elements such as motion and atmospheric parameters affect noise. They are also creating tools for analyzing aircraft noise, informing policies related to noise and conducting outreach and education about aircraft noise reduction efforts.