Annoyance response to mixed transportation noise in Hong Kong
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AbstractTo better understand mixed transportation noise-annoyance response, a study was undertaken in Hong Kong to (1) unravel factors affecting annoyance response to mixed transportation noise; (2) contrast noise-annoyance relationships between road traffic and railway noise dominant situations; and (3) explain the differences, if any, between the two using structural equation modelling from the data collected in a social survey. Results of this study show that annoyance is largely determined by noise disturbance and perceived noisiness. Personal noise sensitivity, attitudes towards different means of transport and perceived quality of the living environment are secondary contributing factors. When road traffic noise dominates, annoyance is primarily determined by noise disturbance caused by the peaks of railway noise events; when railway noise dominates, peaks of train events can induce annoyance response directly without causing disturbance. Policy implications of such results on how to minimize noise-annoyance response are discussed in the paper. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
All Author(s) ListLam KC, Chan PK, Chan TC, Au WH, Hui WC
Journal nameApplied Acoustics
Volume Number70
Issue Number1
Pages1 - 10
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsMixed noise; Noise annoyance; Railway noise; Structural equation modelling; Transportation noise
Web of Science Subject CategoriesAcoustics; ACOUSTICS

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