Special Issue "Environmental Noise and Annoyance"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2021) | Viewed by 12401
Interests: community response to noise; socio-acoustic survey; environmental noise; annoyance
Interests: environmental noise and health; quality of life; noise annoyance; auditory perception; audiovisual phenomenal causality; picture perception
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Noise annoyance is a complicated construct affected by not only acoustic but also non-acoustic factors such as personal, situational, and contextual factors. It is also affected by interventions, the change of social infrastructure (i.e., opening or closing runways and new legislation) and social conditions (i.e., natural disasters and pandemics). Annoyance is the second most serious health outcome caused by noise, following sleep effects. The WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines for European Region were published in 2018, in which two noise indices, Lden and Lnight, are used. All the guideline values for Lden were recommended by the exposure–response relationships in the WHO systematic review for annoyance. After the publication of the WHO Guidelines, many additional studies were conducted across the world. Annoyance caused by noise varies from hourly to yearly and from regionally to globally. Therefore, social survey data on noise annoyance should be accumulated successively and globally for the next systematic review. We welcome the submission of empirical studies relating to environmental noise annoyance as well as studies pertaining to future noise policies for publication in the Special Issue “Environmental Noise and Annoyance” of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
Prof. emer. Takashi Yano
Prof. Dr. Rainer Guski
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- environmental noise
- activity disturbance
- exposure–response relationships
- effects of acoustic and non-acoustic factors
- effects of intervention (i.e., change of infrastructure and social conditions etc.)
- combined noise annoyance
- combined effects with other agents