Accession Number : ADA220049


Title :   Feasibility of Epidemiologic Research on Nonauditory Health Effects of Residential Aircraft Noise Exposure. Volume 2. Background, General Process Model and Potential Studies


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 7 Jul 1987-27 Jan 1989


Corporate Author : BBN SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES CORP CANOGA PARK CA


Personal Author(s) : Thompson, Shirley ; Fidell, Sanford ; Tabachnick, Barbara G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a220049.pdf


Report Date : 27 Jan 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 291


Abstract : This report examines the feasibility of conducting epidemiologic studies that would support inferences about effects of residential exposure to aircraft noise on nonauditory health. The type of aircraft noise of particular interest is that associated with supersonic and low altitude, high speed flight in Military Operating Areas (MOAs) and Military Training Routes (MTRs): both sonic booms and high peak level, rapid onset time subsonic noise. Potential studies considered are those with observation designs that are community-based or derived from audiometric databases. Since the primary goal of such studies is to improve Air Force's ability to predict the effects on nonauditory health of noise exposure near MOAs and MTRs, such studies must provide: a demonstration of a causal chain from aircraft noise exposure to nonauditory adverse health consequences; and a reliable quantitative relationship between amount of noise exposure (dose) and degree of specific health consequences (effect). Keywords: Epidemiology; Aircraft noise; Annoyance; Community response; Psychoacoustics; Dose-response relationships.


Descriptors :   *EPIDEMIOLOGY , *NOISE , AIR FORCE , COMMUNITIES , EXPOSURE(GENERAL) , MODELS , HEALTH , HIGH VELOCITY , TIME , RELIABILITY , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , RESPONSE , ADVERSE CONDITIONS , DOSAGE , SUBSONIC CHARACTERISTICS , ROUTING , MILITARY TRAINING , RESPONSE(BIOLOGY) , SUPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS , RESIDENTIAL SECTION , LOW ALTITUDE , FLIGHT SPEEDS , AIRCRAFT NOISE , PSYCHOACOUSTICS , AUDIOMETRY , SONIC BOOM , DATA BASES , PEAK VALUES


Subject Categories : Stress Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE