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Impact of noise source and acoustical metric on noise annoyance due to nighttime traffic

Weidenfeld, S. and Elmenhorst, E.-M. and Sanok, S. and Müller, U. and Aeschbach, D. (2021) Impact of noise source and acoustical metric on noise annoyance due to nighttime traffic. In: Proceedings of the 13th ICBEN Congress 2021, p. 114. 13th ICBEN Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem, 14 – 17. Juni 2021, virtuell.

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Since there is a lack of comparable exposure-response relationships between traffic noise and annoyance, we explored the effect of different traffic noise sources assessed by precise measurements of noise parameters in the field. We compared the data of a current study on road traffic noise (N = 40) with those of two earlier studies on railway (N = 33) and aircraft noise (N = 64). Participants rated their annoyance due to nighttime traffic noise exposure on the five-point ICBEN scale. The acoustic measurements were undertaken inside the bedroom. A generalized estimating equation model concerning the energy equivalent sound pressure level revealed that road traffic noise was more likely to induce annoyance than air traffic noise (p = .001). A second model adjusting for the number of traffic noise events indicated that railway noise was more annoying than air traffic (p = .032). The present study emphasizes that annoyance varies in both the noise source and the acoustical metric. This might be explained by different acoustical properties of traffic modes and bydifferent temporal patterns of noise distribution throughout the night.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/147822/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Impact of noise source and acoustical metric on noise annoyance due to nighttime traffic
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
Date:June 2021
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the 13th ICBEN Congress 2021
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:p. 114
Keywords:noise annoyance, nighttime traffic, exposure-response relationship
Event Title:13th ICBEN Congress on Noise as a Public Health Problem
Event Location:virtuell
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:14 – 17. Juni 2021
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - no assignment
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Sleep and Human Factors Research
Deposited By: Sender, Alina
Deposited On:06 Jan 2022 12:53
Last Modified:06 Jan 2022 12:53

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