REVIEW OF STUDIES INVESTIGATING HUMAN RESPONSE TO COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT NOISE

The report reviews empirical studies involving human response to commercial aircraft/airport noise. The review was limited to studies that involved response to actual or recorded flyover signals of conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) aircraft. Study summaries are provided for the studies reviewed. These summaries included study aim, number of subjects, type of aircraft signals, and results. Study methods identified were laboratory, field studies, social survey approach, complaint studies, damage risk, interference type studies, and combination methods. Laboratory methods have dominated research work in this area and with the exception of the social survey and complaint methods, emphasis has been on response to individual flyover events. A few recent studies have studied response to number of events over time, particularly interference type studies. Research needs are identified emphasizing the more realistic methods which investigate human response to multiple events over time.

  • Corporate Authors:

    MAN-Acoustics and Noise, Incorporated

    2105 North 45th Street
    Seattle, WA  United States  98103

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 156 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094548
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-75-182 Final Rpt., MAN-1011B
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA74WAI-439
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM