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Short-term annoyance from nocturnal aircraft noise in children: The influence of acoustical and non-acoustical factors

Quehl, Julia and Bartels, Susanne and Fimmers, Rolf and Aeschbach, Daniel (2019) Short-term annoyance from nocturnal aircraft noise in children: The influence of acoustical and non-acoustical factors. : International Congress on Acoustics (ICA), 09.-13.09.2019, Aachen.

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Acute psychological effects of aircraft noise have mostly been investigated in healthy adults so far. Recent noise effects research is increasingly focusing on individuals particularly sensitive to harmful noise effects. These vulnerable groups include especially children. Almost no studies exist on effects of nocturnal aircraft noise on short-term annoyance response in children. We aimed at closing this research gap by means of a field study conducted around Cologne-Bonn Airport in 51 children aged 8 to 10 years. Children were examined during four consecutive nights. During all nights, aircraft noise exposure was recorded inside the children`s bedroom. Aircraft noise metrics were calculated based on these measurements. Participants retrospectively rated short-term annoyance each morning via a five-point scale. Information on relevant moderating psychological factors (e.g., perception and evaluation of air traffic in the residential area, personal variables including sensitivity to noise) was obtained in personal interviews on the first study day. Logistic regression analysis was used to develop new exposure-response curves as a function of different acoustical and non-acoustical variables. Unlike adults, children’s short-term annoyance was not influenced by noise metrics such as number of nocturnal aircraft noise events. Noise sensitivity and attitudes towards air traffic, however, had a significant effect.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/130374/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Short-term annoyance from nocturnal aircraft noise in children: The influence of acoustical and non-acoustical factors
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Quehl, Juliajulia.quehl (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Bartels, Susannesusanne.bartels (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Aeschbach, Danieldaniel.aeschbach (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:nocturnal aircraft noise, children, vulnerable groups, annoyance, exposure-response models, non-acoustical predictors
Event Title:: International Congress on Acoustics (ICA)
Event Location:Aachen
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:09.-13.09.2019
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:21 Nov 2019 14:57
Last Modified:21 Nov 2019 14:57

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