Estimation of Field Psychoacoustic Indices and Predictive Annoyance Models for Road Traffic Noise combined with Aircraft Noise

Annoyance caused by traffic noise and aircraft noise was studied using data from laboratory studies and field surveys. Stress caused by transportation noise is a major problem in European urban areas, with road traffic as the most annoying by the numbers of people affected, and aircraft noise the most annoying by sound level. Laboratory data were used to create a partial-annoyance model estimating psychoacoustic indices and noise sensitivity, and a total-annoyance model estimating noise indices of partial annoyance models. A method to predict partial- and total-annoyance in the field was developed, estimating the different psychoacoustic indices from day-evening-night levels (Lden). This method and the annoyance models allow accurate prediction of the field partial- and total-annoyance ratings compared to models based only on Lden. The authors' results show a need for further development of the methodology of psychoacoustic index estimation from Lden noise maps and the partial- and total-annoyance models.


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  • Accession Number: 01716903
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 18 2019 2:54PM