ASSESSMENT OF NOISE ANNOYANCE: THE INTRODUCTION OF A THRESHOLD LEVEL IN LEQ CALCULATIONS

A modification of LEQ is suggested. The modification is based on the simple fact that noise below a certain threshold may not be heard, and consequently cannot contribute to the annoyance. Results from laboratory experiments show a reasonably good correlation with subjective evaluation. The proposed index may give a new basis for the understanding of the effects of noise control measures. (Author/TRRL)

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  • Authors:
    • GJESTLAND, T
    • Oftedal, G
  • Publication Date: 1980-4-22

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  • Accession Number: 00322085
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM