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Annoyance and self-reported sleep disturbance due to night-time railway noise examined in the field.
J Acoust Soc Am. 2012 Nov; 132(5):3109-17.JA

Abstract

Railway noise interferes with daytime activities and disturbs sleep leading to annoyance of exposed residents. The main objective of this paper was to establish exposure-response relationships between nocturnal railway noise exposure and annoyance and to examine self-reported sleep disturbances as short-term reactions to noise. In a field study 33 residents living close to railway tracks in the Cologne/Bonn area (Germany) were investigated. Railway noise was measured indoors during nine consecutive nights at each site. Questionnaires referring to annoyance and non-acoustical factors were performed. Annoyance ratings increased significantly with the total number of trains and freight trains per night, and non-significantly with rising number of passenger trains and energy equivalent sound pressure level (L(Aeq)), when adjusting the model for non-acoustical variables. The total number of trains and the number of freight trains also significantly affected self-reported awakening frequency, but no other aspects of subjective sleep disturbances. The responses of this subject sample referring to railway noise in the previous night point to rather low impairments of exposed residents.

Authors+Show Affiliations

German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Aerospace Medicine, 51170 Cologne, Germany. sibylle.pennig@dlr.deNo affiliation info availableNo 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

23145596

Citation

Pennig, Sibylle, et al. "Annoyance and Self-reported Sleep Disturbance Due to Night-time Railway Noise Examined in the Field." The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 132, no. 5, 2012, pp. 3109-17.
Pennig S, Quehl J, Mueller U, et al. Annoyance and self-reported sleep disturbance due to night-time railway noise examined in the field. J Acoust Soc Am. 2012;132(5):3109-17.
Pennig, S., Quehl, J., Mueller, U., Rolny, V., Maass, H., Basner, M., & Elmenhorst, E. M. (2012). Annoyance and self-reported sleep disturbance due to night-time railway noise examined in the field. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 132(5), 3109-17. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.4757732
Pennig S, et al. Annoyance and Self-reported Sleep Disturbance Due to Night-time Railway Noise Examined in the Field. J Acoust Soc Am. 2012;132(5):3109-17. PubMed PMID: 23145596.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Annoyance and self-reported sleep disturbance due to night-time railway noise examined in the field. AU - Pennig,Sibylle, AU - Quehl,Julia, AU - Mueller,Uwe, AU - Rolny,Vinzent, AU - Maass,Hartmut, AU - Basner,Mathias, AU - Elmenhorst,Eva-Maria, PY - 2012/11/14/entrez PY - 2012/11/14/pubmed PY - 2013/5/10/medline SP - 3109 EP - 17 JF - The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America JO - J Acoust Soc Am VL - 132 IS - 5 N2 - Railway noise interferes with daytime activities and disturbs sleep leading to annoyance of exposed residents. The main objective of this paper was to establish exposure-response relationships between nocturnal railway noise exposure and annoyance and to examine self-reported sleep disturbances as short-term reactions to noise. In a field study 33 residents living close to railway tracks in the Cologne/Bonn area (Germany) were investigated. Railway noise was measured indoors during nine consecutive nights at each site. Questionnaires referring to annoyance and non-acoustical factors were performed. Annoyance ratings increased significantly with the total number of trains and freight trains per night, and non-significantly with rising number of passenger trains and energy equivalent sound pressure level (L(Aeq)), when adjusting the model for non-acoustical variables. The total number of trains and the number of freight trains also significantly affected self-reported awakening frequency, but no other aspects of subjective sleep disturbances. The responses of this subject sample referring to railway noise in the previous night point to rather low impairments of exposed residents. SN - 1520-8524 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23145596/Annoyance_and_self_reported_sleep_disturbance_due_to_night_time_railway_noise_examined_in_the_field_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1121/1.4757732 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -