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    Community Annoyance with Transportation Noise

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    A comparison of the results from a number of social surveys on public response to transportation noise suggests that those studies agree sufficiently well with one another that a single relationship between noise exposure and annoyance can be determined that is valid for all kinds of transportation noise. A curve is proposed.


    noise, environment, annoyance, community response, social surveys, transportation, criteria

    Author Information:

    Schultz, TJ
    Technical director, Architectural Acoustics and Noise Control, Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, Mass.

    Committee/Subcommittee: E33.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP35964S