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Noise annoyance (NA) might lead to behavioral patterns not captured by noise levels, which could reduce physical activity (PA) either directly or through impaired sleep and constitute a noise pathway towards cardiometabolic diseases. We investigated the association of long-term transportation NA and its main sources (aircraft, road, and railway) at home(More)
The type of noise annoyance scale and aspects of its presentation such as response format or location within a questionnaire and other contextual factors may affect self-reported noise annoyance. By means of a balanced experimental design, the effect of type of annoyance question and corresponding scale (5-point verbal vs. 11-point numerical ICBEN(More)
This article reports a field study on noise annoyance from military shooting with small, midsize, and heavy weapons that was carried out among 1002 residents living near eight different training grounds of the Swiss army. The goal of the study was to derive the exposure-annoyance relationship for military shooting noise in communities in the vicinity of(More)
Background Epidemiological studies have inconsistently linked transportation noise and air pollution (AP) with diabetes risk. Most studies have considered single noise sources and/or AP, but none has investigated their mutually independent contributions to diabetes risk. Methods We investigated 2631 participants of the Swiss Cohort Study on Air Pollution(More)
The assessment of the impact of noise exposure on the population is a fundamental step in noise abatement. It includes the establishment of exposure-response relationships with the use of empirical studies and the setting of an exposure limit that specifies the protection level for the population and eventually triggers mitigating measures to reduce noise(More)
This letter is a response to Meyer's recent paper ["Comment on 'A field study of the exposure-annoyance relationship of military shooting noise,' "J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 130, 677-678 (2011)]. The authors describe that "explained variance" in noise annoyance surveys can mean different things and that the fit parameters of the statistical models reported in the(More)
This symposium presents results of the Swiss SiRENE study on acute, shortand long-term effects of transportation noise exposure on annoyance, sleep disturbances and cardiometabolic risks. SiRENE aims at identifying those noise exposure patterns that most strongly affect individuals and thus may ultimately result in long-term health consequences. The study(More)