Annoyance of individual vehicle pass‐by noise for light and heavy vehicles

@inproceedings{Versfeld1994AnnoyanceOI,
  title={Annoyance of individual vehicle pass‐by noise for light and heavy vehicles},
  author={Niek J. Versfeld and J. A. De Vos and Frank W. M. Geurtsen},
  year={1994}
}
A laboratory experiment has been conducted to assess the noise annoyance of individual vehicle pass‐bys as a function of sound level. Vehicle type varied from passenger cars to heavy tanks. Results showed that for each individual vehicle type, the A‐weighted sound exposure level (SEL) was the most important predictor of the annoyance. However, at a given annoyance, the difference in level between different vehicle types could be as high as 11 dBA SEL. The difference in level between the high… CONTINUE READING