A THEORY OF PATTERNS OF PASSBY NOISE

While there is generally a consensus that road traffic noise causes annoyance, some studies have detected unexplained peaks of annoyance in quieter places, or a plateau of annoyance in high noise. Such anomalies may especially affect those sensitive to noise. The pattern of alternation of passby noise and background traffic noise explains the positioning in soundspace of anomalies variously reported at 60 dB(A) L/sub eq/, 4000 NV, and 1800 NHV. Such anomalies occur where there are regular or rapidly alternating patterns of passby noise.

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  • Authors:
    • Roberts, M J
    • Western, A W
    • Webber, M J
  • Publication Date: 2003-3-15

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  • Accession Number: 00964529
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 2003 12:00AM