A laboratory assessment of noise annoyance due to lowfrequency aircraft noise

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Abstract

A low-frequency noise study was performed to investigate human response to the low-frequency content of aviation noise. High levels of noise can impact communities surrounding airports. Current predictive noise models and metrics may underestimate the impact of low-frequency noise (LFN) produced by aviation noise. Assessing the role of LFN in affecting human response will provide a better understanding of how this type of noise can impact communities. Indoor recordings of aircraft arrivals and departures at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) made in 2004 were used to assess subjective noise annoyance. These recordings variants having different levels of low-frequency noise were reproduced for subjects in the Gulfstream Supersonic Acoustic Signature Simulator II (SASS II); the subjects then rated the signatures for annoyance. Subjective judgments were statistically analyzed and compared between each signature and within each signature set against commonly used objective metrics. Results are shown that all other things being equal higher levels of low-frequency content in aircraft noise can result in increased annoyance in subjects and that the C-weighted sound exposure level correlated with this annoyance response with a coefficient of determination of 90%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInstitute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA - 22nd National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, NOISE-CON 2007
Pages922-933
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event22nd National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, NOISE-CON 2007 - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Oct 22 2007Oct 24 2007

Publication series

NameInstitute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA - 22nd National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, NOISE-CON 2007
Volume2

Other

Other22nd National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, NOISE-CON 2007
CountryUnited States
CityReno, NV
Period10/22/0710/24/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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    Nickerson, M., Hodgdon, K. K., Gabrielson, T. B., & Atchley, A. A. (2007). A laboratory assessment of noise annoyance due to lowfrequency aircraft noise. In Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA - 22nd National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, NOISE-CON 2007 (pp. 922-933). (Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA - 22nd National Conference on Noise Control Engineering, NOISE-CON 2007; Vol. 2).