NASA study confirms drone buzzes are more annoying than cars
A preliminary study from NASA has confirmed what we’ve all suspected: that buzzing noise from drones is more annoying to humans than noises from cars and trucks, even when the noises are at the same volume.
The study found that listening to drone noises was as if a car were suddenly “twice as close as it had been before,” according to New Scientist.
Researchers played recordings from commercially available drones flying at various speeds and altitudes, and recordings of cars, utility vans, and box trucks. Then, 38 participants in the study were asked to rate each recording on a scale from “not at all annoying” to “extremely annoying.” NASA noted that “very few” subjects were able to identify drone sounds and did not know they were…