DLR-Logo -> http://www.dlr.de
DLR Portal Home | Imprint | Privacy Policy | Contact | Deutsch
Fontsize: [-] Text [+]

Noise-induced Annoyance due to Nocturnal Road Traffic: Results of a Field Study

Weidenfeld, S. and Elmenhorst, E.-M. and Sanok, S. and Müller, U. and Aeschbach, D. (2019) Noise-induced Annoyance due to Nocturnal Road Traffic: Results of a Field Study. In: Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress on Acoustics, 1513-1514. 23rd International Congress on Acoustics, 09 – 13. September 2019, Aachen, Deutschland.

[img] PDF


Since many traffic noise studies are based on laboratory surveys or exhibit shortcomings in noise measurement, there is a lack of valid exposure-response relationships between traffic noise and annoyance. To fill this gap for road traffic, precise measurements of noise parameters (e.g. energy equivalent sound pressure level [LAeq]) are needed. In this field study 40 healthy participants (mean age = 29.1; SD = 11.7; 26 females) rated their annoyance due to moderate road traffic noise exposure during the previous night on four consecutive mornings. Further questionnaires were used to measure psychological, sleep-related and subject-related variables. Measurements of acoustic parameters were undertaken inside the residents’ bedroom. A generalized estimating equation model (GEE) revealed a statistically significant rise in the annoyance with increasing LAeq of the traffic noise (p = .023). The extent of the subjectively perceived noise exposure had a reinforcing effect (p < .001), whereas a high subjective sleep quality had a reducing effect (p = .007) on annoyance. The present study emphasizes the importance of sleep in annoyance responses and delivers a prediction model for noise-induced nocturnal short-term annoyance in areas with moderate road traffic. Prospective investigations should be extended to residential areas with dense road traffic.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/130491/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Noise-induced Annoyance due to Nocturnal Road Traffic: Results of a Field Study
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Weidenfeld, S.Sarah.Weidenfeld (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Elmenhorst, E.-M.Eva-Maria.Elmenhorst (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0336-6705
Sanok, S.sandra.sanok (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Müller, U.uwe.mueller (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Aeschbach, D.Daniel.Aeschbach (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress on Acoustics, 1513-1514
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Road traffic noise, annoyance, subjective sleep quality, exposure-response curve, LAeq, GEE
Event Title:23rd International Congress on Acoustics
Event Location:Aachen, Deutschland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:09 – 13. September 2019
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - UrMo Digital
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Sleep and Human Factors Research
Deposited By: Sender, Alina
Deposited On:21 Nov 2019 14:50
Last Modified:21 Nov 2019 14:50

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Help & Contact
electronic library is running on EPrints 3.3.12
Copyright © 2008-2017 German Aerospace Center (DLR). All rights reserved.