SUBJECTIVE JUDGMENT OF THE EFFECT OF NOISE ON THE POPULATION - A SUMMARY OF THE RESULTS OF AN OPINION SURVEY AND COMPLAINTS FILE

SUBJEKTIVE BEURTEILUNG VON LAERMEINWIRKUNGEN DURCH DIE SUBJEKTIVE BEURTEILUNG VON LAERMEINWIRKUNGEN DURCH DIE MEINUNGSUMFRAGEN UND BESCHWERDESTELLEN

This work is concerned with an investigation into the problem of the encroachment by noise upon the wellbeing of the population, and its statistical evaluation. From this it is established that some 40% to 45% consider encroachment to have taken place. Noise entering the home forms the main source with 38%. In large towns this amounts to a percentage of about 50%. Women are particularly susceptible to noise (some 20% more frequently disturbed than men) and older people (some 50% to 250% more frequently than 18 to 25 year olds); on the other hand children and youngsters are not susceptible. Noise during daylight hours is found to disturb 1/3 more frequently than that at night. Noise sources causing disturbance resulted in the following order - road traffic, aeroplanes, businesses, neighbours, children, railways, work places. The feedback from the people to the state authorities responsible for improvements in this area does not highlight any trends towards the reduction of noise pollution. The preparation of questionnaires and their objectives in any future investigations should be carried out in consultation with organisations involved in noise reduction. /TRRL/

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    VJF Lehmanns Verlag

    Agnes-Bernauer Platz 8
    8 Munich 21,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Jokiel, V
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 29-40
  • Serial:
    • Kampf dem Laerm
    • Volume: 24
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: VJF Lehmanns Verlag
    • ISSN: 0022-8249

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184130
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM