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Acoustic Advisor Services

You can access educational, commercial and industrial acoustic services through Somerset Scientific Services.

Contact us for a bespoke package and a competitive quote.

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Experienced Acoustic Advisor

Somerset County Council's qualified Acoustic Advisor has over 25 years’ experience. Mike Highfield’s services are available to public and commercial clients as well as his council-based customers. He provides impartial assessment and expert advice on any remedial work necessary to improve internal and external acoustic environments. Detailed analytical reports are created, but Mike is always happy to translate any technical jargon into practical layman’s terms.

Acoustic advice:

  • Acoustic improvement of listening environments
  • Appraisal of acoustic information and reports
  • Assessment of vibration impacts on buildings and their occupants
  • Hearing conservation and employer action required under the Control of Noise at Work Regulations
  • Planning advice on the control of noise and vibration impacts from minerals and waste development
  • Preparation of noise reports required for school development projects and advice on refurbishment requirements
  • Preparation of reports to support District Council planning applications

Acoustic measurement:

  • Attended measurement of sound level and frequency characteristics
  • Unattended long-term environmental noise assessment
  • Blast event or other vibration monitoring assessment
  • Building performance assessment of reverberation, sound insulation, plant noise and noise break-in
  • Machinery noise and operator noise exposure assessment