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Annoyance due to single and combined sound exposure from railway and road traffic.
J Acoust Soc Am. 2007 Nov; 122(5):2642-52.JA

Abstract

Environmental noise is a growing and well recognized health problem. However, in many cases people are exposed not to a single noise source-for example, road, railway, or aircraft noise-but to a combination of noise exposures and there is only limited knowledge of the effects on health of exposure to combined noise sources. A socio-acoustic survey among 1953 persons aged 18-75 years was conducted in residential areas exposed to railway and road traffic noise with sound levels ranging from L(Aeq,24h) 45-72 dB in a municipality east of Gothenburg, Sweden. The objectives were to assess various adverse health effects, including annoyance, and to elucidate the impact of exposure to single and combined noise sources. In areas exposed to both railway and road traffic, the proportion annoyed by the total traffic sound environment (total annoyance) was significantly higher than in areas with one dominant noise source (rail or road traffic) with the same total sound exposure (L(Aeq,24h,tot)). This interaction effect was significant from 59 dB and increased gradually with higher sound levels. Effects of the total sound exposure should be considered in risk assessments and in noise mitigation activities.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University, Box 414, SE-405 30 Göteborg, Sweden. evy.ohrstrom@amm.gu.seNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18189556

Citation

Ohrström, Evy, et al. "Annoyance Due to Single and Combined Sound Exposure From Railway and Road Traffic." The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 122, no. 5, 2007, pp. 2642-52.
Ohrström E, Barregård L, Andersson E, et al. Annoyance due to single and combined sound exposure from railway and road traffic. J Acoust Soc Am. 2007;122(5):2642-52.
Ohrström, E., Barregård, L., Andersson, E., Skånberg, A., Svensson, H., & Angerheim, P. (2007). Annoyance due to single and combined sound exposure from railway and road traffic. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 122(5), 2642-52. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.2785809
Ohrström E, et al. Annoyance Due to Single and Combined Sound Exposure From Railway and Road Traffic. J Acoust Soc Am. 2007;122(5):2642-52. PubMed PMID: 18189556.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Annoyance due to single and combined sound exposure from railway and road traffic. AU - Ohrström,Evy, AU - Barregård,Lars, AU - Andersson,Eva, AU - Skånberg,Annbritt, AU - Svensson,Helena, AU - Angerheim,Pär, PY - 2008/1/15/pubmed PY - 2008/2/15/medline PY - 2008/1/15/entrez SP - 2642 EP - 52 JF - The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America JO - J Acoust Soc Am VL - 122 IS - 5 N2 - Environmental noise is a growing and well recognized health problem. However, in many cases people are exposed not to a single noise source-for example, road, railway, or aircraft noise-but to a combination of noise exposures and there is only limited knowledge of the effects on health of exposure to combined noise sources. A socio-acoustic survey among 1953 persons aged 18-75 years was conducted in residential areas exposed to railway and road traffic noise with sound levels ranging from L(Aeq,24h) 45-72 dB in a municipality east of Gothenburg, Sweden. The objectives were to assess various adverse health effects, including annoyance, and to elucidate the impact of exposure to single and combined noise sources. In areas exposed to both railway and road traffic, the proportion annoyed by the total traffic sound environment (total annoyance) was significantly higher than in areas with one dominant noise source (rail or road traffic) with the same total sound exposure (L(Aeq,24h,tot)). This interaction effect was significant from 59 dB and increased gradually with higher sound levels. Effects of the total sound exposure should be considered in risk assessments and in noise mitigation activities. SN - 1520-8524 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18189556/Annoyance_due_to_single_and_combined_sound_exposure_from_railway_and_road_traffic_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -