Response to a change in transport noise exposure: Competing explanations of change effects

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Title Response to a change in transport noise exposure: Competing explanations of change effects
Author Brown, Lex; Kamp, Irene van
Journal Name Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Year Published 2009
Place of publication United States
Publisher Acoustical Society of America
Abstract Annoyance response to a change in noise exposure appears to demonstrate an excess response relative to those predicted from exposure-response curves obtained under steady-state conditions. This change effect also appears to persist well after the change. Numerous explanations have been postulated for this phenomenon. This paper catalogs the different explanations and reviews the evidence for each. The evidence is of limited and variable quality but, while inadequate to endorse any one explanation, is sufficient to reject some notions and to identify a residual set of plausible explanations. These include two explanations based on modifiers of exposure-response relationships that potentially change between before and after conditions; an explanation based on differential response criteria of respondents chronically exposed to different steady-state levels of noise; and an explanation based on retention of coping strategies All have ramifications for the assessment of human response (annoyance) where noise exposure changes, and some have wider implications for interpretation of generalized exposure-response curves obtained in the steady state.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2009. Acoustical Society of America. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 125
Issue Number 2
Page from 905
Page to 914
ISSN 0001-4966
Date Accessioned 2010-02-05
Language en_AU
Research Centre Urban Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Built Environment and Design; Psychology; Transport Engineering
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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