Print Email Facebook Twitter Comparison of noise impact indicators, calculated on the basis of noise maps of DENL Title Comparison of noise impact indicators, calculated on the basis of noise maps of DENL Author Borst, H.C. Miedema, H.M.E. TNO Bouw en Ondergrond Publication year 2005 Abstract In this paper, the following four indicators describing noise annoyance in a community are considered: the percentage of people being highly annoyed (pHA), annoyed (pA), (at least) little annoyed (p LA), and the mean of the expected individual annoyance scores (m EA) in the population concerned. These indicators are calculated for a study population on the basis of maps of the noise measure DENL, using DENL-annoyance relationships. An approach is described for comparing the effect of noise reduction, using the above mentioned noise annoyance indicators. For the municipality of Leiden, the Netherlands, the results from applying this approach indicate that the calculated efficacy of a given noise abatement policy depends to some extent on the noise annoyance indicator that is used. A lower limit of 55 dB for the noise calculations has been suggested by the EU Directive on environmental noise. This leads to a large underestimation of the noise annoyance indicators and may affect priority setting regarding noise abatement. Beside the four noise annoyance measures, two other noise quality indicators are considered: the percentage of people being highly sleep disturbed (p HS) and (AREA50) - the percentage area where DENL exceeds 50 dB. The results for Leiden show that each of these two indicators put more focus on noise from motorways than the other noise indicators considered. © S. Hirzel Verlag. Subject Urban DevelopmentAcoustics and AudiologyBuilt EnvironmentCost effectivenessEnvironmental impactLaws and legislationMathematical modelsMotor transportationNoise abatementRoads and streetsNoise annoyanceNoise indicatorsNoise policyRoad segmentsNoise pollution To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:f0811810-9ffc-44b8-aaf0-aa8ca3a8baa0 TNO identifier 238363 ISSN 1610-1928 Source Acta Acustica united with Acustica, 91 (2), 378-385 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.