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Establishing Noise Criteria for Residential Living in Areas Surrounding Commercial Aviation Airports.
MAN-ACOUSTICS AND NOISE INC SEATTLE WASH
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This study provides results that contribute to establishment of airport noise levels that are compatible with residential living activities. Community noise simulation systems were placed in the homes of twenty-four families that were not impacted by actual airport noise. Four different airport noise conditions were simulated. Three conditions involved day flights of 150 aircraft with average Noise Exposure Forecast NEF values of 36.9, 32.5, and 26.9. The fourth condition added 18 night flights 1000 PM to 700 AM which resulted in a mean NEF of 32.9. Interference with daily living activities and annoyance responses to the four conditions were obtained. Some of the results and conclusions are presented.
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