The annoyance caused by environmental sounds is only in part related to the noise dose. Nonacoustic factors have systematic effects on annoyance also. In the present literature study we explored what nonacoustic factors may be considered as potential tools to reduce the annoyance. Studies designed to test the effect of the nonacoustic factors in an independent way are particularly relevant. The results of these studies showed that 1) a change in the attitude towards, in fact, the quality of noise management, resulted in a change in the annoyance, 2) availability of information about a noise mitigating measure diminishes annoyance, 3) information exchange may decrease annoyance, and 4) a fair procedure in the distribution of noise may result in less annoyance. The relevance to annoyance of 5) having voice in a decision process, however, could not be confirmed. Due to various methodological imperfections, however, most results of such experiments do not permit drawing firm conclusions. Examples of the experimental shortcomings are an inadequate way of measuring annoyance, the use of exceptionally high sound exposure levels or embedment of the pertinent process in a too narrow context. Both in field and in more elaborate laboratory experiments, these issues warrant to be investigated further. Keywords : Attitude, Coping Capacity, Information Exchange, Perceived Control, Procedural Fairness.
De mate waarin men door geluid gehinderd wordt heeft slechts voor een deel te maken met het geluid zelf. Andere factoren spelen ook een rol. In de literatuurstudie wordt nagegaan welke factoren in aanmerking komen om de hinder te verminderen