Print Email Facebook Twitter Rating environmental noise on the basis of noise maps Title Rating environmental noise on the basis of noise maps Author Miedema, H.M.E. Borst, H.C. TNO Bouw en Ondergrond Publication year 2006 Abstract A system that rates noise on the basis of noise maps has been developed which is based on empirical exposure-response relationships, so that effects in the community will be lower if the system gives a better rating. It is consistent with noise metrics and effect endpoint chosen in the EU, i.e., it uses Lden and Lnight and predicts annoyance and self-reported sleep disturbance. In addition, it is sensitive to changes in the acoustical situation that affect noise annoyance and sleep disturbance but are not reflected in Lden or Lnight, by taking also into account sound insulation, quiet side of the dwelling, and ambient noise in the neighbourhood. To give a more complete insight in effects, it predicts, in addition to annoyance and sleep disturbance, cardiovascular effects and gives insight in quiet areas. It produces ratings not only for individual types of sources, but also for the total noise exposure. Finally, it is formulated so that it can be translated into algorithms which calculate the ratings automatically from noise maps. Subject Environment Acoustics and AudiologyAmbient noiseEnvironmental noiseExposure-response relationshipsNeighbourhoodNoise annoyanceNoise exposureNoise mapNoise metricsSleep disturbancesAcoustic noiseAcoustic variables controlSleep researchNoise pollution To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:4cb5fcfb-8e89-4452-afec-957e2226b654 TNO identifier 463738 Source 6th European Conference on Noise Control: Advanced Solutions for Noise Control, EURONOISE 2006, 30 May 2006 through 1 June 2006, Tampere, 1-7 Bibliographical note Sponsors: Saint-Gobain Insulation; VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.