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Short-term annoyance from nocturnal aircraft noise exposure: results of the NORAH and STRAIN sleep studies.

Quehl, J. and Müller, U. and Mendolia, F. (2017) Short-term annoyance from nocturnal aircraft noise exposure: results of the NORAH and STRAIN sleep studies. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 90 (8), pp. 765-778. Springer. doi: 10.1007/s00420-017-1238-7. ISSN 0340-0131.

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Purpose The German Aerospace Center (DLR) investigated in the NORAH sleep study the association between a distinct change in nocturnal aircraft noise exposure due to the introduction of a night curfew (11:00 pm-5:00 am) at Frankfurt Airport and short-term annoyance reactions of residents in the surrounding community. Exposure-response curves were calculated by using random effects logistic regression to evaluate the aircraft noise-related parameters (1) number of overflights and (2) energy equivalent noise level LASeq for the prediction of short-term annoyance. Data of the NORAH sleep study were compared with the STRAIN sleep study which was conducted by DLR near Cologne-Bonn Airport in 2001/2002 (N=64), representing a steady-state/low-rate change. Methods The NORAH sleep study was based on questionnaire surveys with 187 residents living in the vicinity of Frankfurt Airport. Noise-induced short–term annoyance and related non-acoustical variables were assessed. Nocturnal aircraft noise exposure was measured inside the residents` home. Results A statistically significant rise in the portion of annoyed residents with increasing number of overflights was found. Similarly, the portion of annoyed subjects increased with rising LASeq. Importance of the frequency of fly-overs for the prediction of annoyance reactions was emphasized. The annoyance probability was significantly higher in the NORAH than in the STRAIN sleep study. Conclusions Results confirm the importance of both acoustical parameters for the prediction of short-term annoyance due to nocturnal aircraft noise. Quantitative annoyance models that were derived at steady-state/low-rate change airports cannot be directly applied to airports that underwent a distinct change in operational and noise exposure patterns.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/113428/
Document Type:Article
Title:Short-term annoyance from nocturnal aircraft noise exposure: results of the NORAH and STRAIN sleep studies.
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Quehl, J.julia.quehl (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Müller, U.uwe.mueller (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Mendolia, F.franco.mendolia (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5359-5982
Journal or Publication Title:International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1007/s00420-017-1238-7
Page Range:pp. 765-778
Keywords:nocturnal aircraft noise, night curfew, Airport Change study, annoyance, sleep, exposure-response curves
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Human factors and safety in Aeronautics (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Sleep and Human Factors Research
Deposited By: Sender, Alina
Deposited On:02 Aug 2017 11:11
Last Modified:06 Sep 2019 15:21

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