TRAFFIC NOISE EXPOSURE AND ANNOYANCE REACTIONS

The relation between annoyance and exposure to traffic noise was studied in areas exposed to different levels of city traffic noise. A traditional social survey technique was used and the annoyance was evaluated as the percent very annoyed in population samples of about eighty persons. A relatively good relation was found between the annoyance and the traffic noise level expressed as l equiv or l01. When noise levels in db(a) or number of vehicles were related to annoyance a higher correlation was found for data from the heavy vehicles. If the noise level was expressed as the db(a) value from heavy vehicles (buses, trucks) A dose-response relationship resembling that earlier found for aircraft noise was found.(a) /TRRL/

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  • Authors:
    • RYLANDER, R
    • Soerensen, S
    • Kajland, A
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

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  • Accession Number: 00142434
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1977 12:00AM