Noise measurements made outside of a random sample of homes in England were intended to be representative of environmental conditions in the country. Average noise levels were distributed almost normally with a standard deviation of about 8db(a). No significant differences were found between the regions of England except for the London area which was found to be some 7db(a) noisier compared with other regions. Outside of London, average noise levels varied with population density, average traffic flow and distance from the nearest road. The quietest homes in London experienced average noise levels some 8db(a) higher than the quietest homes in other areas although the noisiest London homes were not found to be noisier than the noisiest homes elsewhere. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics Spring Conference, University of Bath, April 4-6, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Acoustics

    77A St. Peter's Street
    St. Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 3BN,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • HARLAND, D G
  • Publication Date: 1977-4


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 2 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163176
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM