ASSESSMENT OF THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF SOURCES OF URBAN NOISE

Estimates of the percentage of the US population exposed to day-night average sound levels in excess of 60 decibels indicate that while approximately 16 million people are exposed to aircraft noise and 3.6 million exposed to freeway noise, more than 59 million of the 134 million inhabitants of urban areas defined in the 1970 census are exposed to other sources of noise. The article presents a preliminary analysis of a survey of over 2000 people and rank orders several noise sources in terms of the annoyance reported by the respondents.

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    Institute of Noise Control Engineering

    Iowa State University, 210 Marston Hall
    Ames, IA  United States  50011-2153
  • Authors:
    • Galloway, W J
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 68-73
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  • Accession Number: 00176700
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM