The standard is intended to serve as a general guide for evaluating noise in residential areas, in order to meet the needs of public bodies and persons interested in the control of noise. It applies primarily to noise emitted from industrial, commercial and residential premises, and is intended for use in the evaluation of existing problems, as well as for planning purposes. The method of assessing noise annoyance described in this code is based on a comparison of the measured sound level with a level recommended for the particular circumstances being investigated. The method of assessment described involves the measurement of sound levels in db(a) which has been found to give a good correlation with annoyance caused by continuous, broad band noises. In cases where low frequencies (typically below 125 hz) form important components of the noise, there will be exceptions to this general method and frequency analysis may be necessary, in which case, this code may not be suitable. /TRRL/

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    Standards Association of Australia

    Standards House, 80 Arthur Street
    North Sydney 2060, New South Wales,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1978


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  • Accession Number: 00184525
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Standard 1055 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM