THE EFFECTS OF SITE SELECTED VARIABLES ON HUMAN RESPONSES TO TRAFFIC NOISE, PART II: ROAD TYPE BY SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS BY TRAFFIC NOISE LEVEL

The results of the second part of a field study of human response to traffic noise are reported. The influence of traffic noise level, socio-economic status, and road type (freeway or conventional road) were investigated in a controlled manner determined by subject selection procedures. Human response measures were obtained from interviewer administered questionnaires, and were as spatially and temporally coincident with the noise measurements as possible. Noise measurements were obtained from six days of rapidly sampled digital recordings. Although traffic noise level was the major predictor of the intensity of negative responses, other site variables produced significant effects. Parallel variations in the day-night difference in sound levels appeared to contribute velocity-acceleration distributions model. (TRRL) validity of the elicited responses. Freeway noise was found to produce a more continuously disturbing noise environment and was concluded to be a more pervasive form of disturbing environmental noise.(a) see also IRRD abstract no 247568.

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    Melbourne University, Australia

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  • Authors:
    • BRADLEY, J S
    • Jonah, B A
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  • Accession Number: 00317338
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report T26/77 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM