Accession Number:

ADA022356

Title:

Review of Studies Investigating Human Response to Commercial Aircraft Noise.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

MAN-ACOUSTICS AND NOISE INC SEATTLE WASH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

156.0

Abstract:

The report reviews empirical studies involving human response to commercial aircraftairport noise. The review was limited to studies that involved response to actual or recorded flyover signals of conventional takeoff and landing CTOL aircraft. Study summaries are provided for the studies reviewed. These summaries included study aim, number of subjects, type of aircraft signals, and results. Study methods identified were laboratory, field studies, social survey approach, complaint studies, damage risk, interference type studies, and combination methods. Laboratory methods have dominated research work in this area and with the exception of the social survey and complaint methods, emphasis has been on response to individual flyover events. A few recent studies have studied response to number of events over time, particularly interference type studies. Research needs are identified emphasizing the more realistic methods which investigate human response to multiple events over time.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE