Sound Insulation Programs

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O'Hare Residential Sound Insulation Program

The Mayor of Chicago, the Ch​​icago Department ​of Aviation (CDA), and the O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission (ONCC​) are strongly committed to the O'Hare Residential Sound Insulation Program (RSIP). The RSIP aims to reduce the impact of aircraft noise in homes surrounding Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

The goal of the program is to make it easier for the highest impacted homeowners surrounding O'Hare to talk on the phone, watch TV, listen to music, sleep, or have a conversation in their own homes. By properly sound-insulating these homes, homeowners not only gain a quieter​ interior, but may also benefit from long-lasting improvements and increased eff​iciency in their heating and cooling systems. Should your home become eligible for the program, you will receive a letter from the CDA inviting you to an informational briefing.

To date, over 11,500 homes near O'Hare have been sound-insulated at a cost of more than $339 million.


Sound Insulating Your Home Handbook                                                                                                                                                                                     English      Polish      Spanish

Fact Sheet - Residential Sound Insulation Program at Chicago O'Hare International Airport                                                                                           English      Polish      Spanish

Fact Sheet - Sound Insulation of Historic Homes in the Norwood Park Historical District​                                                                                                 English      Polish      Spanish

Fact Sheet - Language Access for the Residential Sound Insulation Program at Chicago O'Hare International Airport​                                              English​      Polish      Spanish

The CDA fact sheets are formatted for double-sided printing on the short​ edge of 11x17​ paper.


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O'Hare School Sound Insulation Program​

The O'Hare School Sound Insulation Program (SSIP) is the largest of its kind in the world. The goal of the program, which began in 1982, is to reduce aircraft noise levels in schools and create a quieter learning environment for students attending schools located near O'Hare.

To date, 124 schoo​ls near O'Hare have been sound-insulated at a cost of more than $352 million.

Fact Sheet - School Sound Insulation Program at Chicago O'Hare International Airport


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