Accession Number:

ADA218900

Title:

Feasibility of Epidemiologic Research on Nonauditory Health Effects of Residential Aircraft Noise Exposure. Volume 1. Summary and Recommendations

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 7 Jul 1987-27 Jan 1989

Corporate Author:

BBN SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES CORP CANOGA PARK CA

Report Date:

1989-01-27

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

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 observational designs that are community-based or derived from audiometric databases. Since the primary goal of such studies is to improve the Air Forces ability to predict the effects of 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 Jet engine noise Epidemiology Annoyance Community response Noise Health effects Psychoacoustics Dose-response relationships.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE