Aircraft Noise and Annoyance

| January 30, 2018

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The ever-increasing demand for regular and convenient road, rail and aircraft transportation consequently brings with it an increase in environmental noise and subsequent effects. The most widespread and well documented subjective response to noise is an annoyance; which can be defined as a feeling of resentment, displeasure, discomfort, dissatisfaction or offense which occurs when noise interferes with thoughts, feelings or activities. The annoyance of populations exposed to environmental noise varies not only with the acoustical characteristics of the noise but also with a range of non-acoustical factors of social, psychological or economic nature.

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