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

Report Date:

1989-01-27

Pagination or Media Count:

291.0

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 observation designs that are community-based or derived from audiometric databases. Since the primary goal of such studies is to improve Air Forces 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE