You are being redirected because this document is part of your ASTM Compass® subscription.
    This document is part of your ASTM Compass® subscription.


    Laboratory Experiments on Traffic Noise Annoyance

    Published: 0

      Format Pages Price  
    PDF (308K) 20 $25   ADD TO CART
    Complete Source PDF (5.2M) 346 $55   ADD TO CART


    Four laboratory experiments were conducted to determine which attributes of traffic noise contribute most to human judgments associated with annoyance and perception. Results of these experiments showed that the energy equivalent sound level (Leq) was the best acoustical predictor of annoyance and perceptual responses. Secondary predictors were also identified, but extensive analysis showed that they did not add significantly to the predictive power of Leq.


    noise (sound), vehicular traffic, auditory perception, multivariate analysis

    Author Information:

    Cermak, GW
    Research psychologist, General Motors Research Laboratories, Warren, Mich.

    Committee/Subcommittee: E33.03

    DOI: 10.1520/STP35966S