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Response to a change in transport noise exposure: a review of evidence of a change effect.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19425645     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Environmental appraisals of transport infrastructure plans are generally conducted in situations where there will be a step change, or an abrupt change, in noise exposure. While there has been a number of studies of response to step changes in exposure, and seven previous reviews of subsets of these studies, understanding of human response to a change in noise exposure remains limited. Building largely on these previous reviews, this paper examines the evidence that when noise exposure is changed, subjective reaction may not change in the way that would be predicted from steady-state exposure-response relationships. The weight of evidence, while not incontrovertible, is that when exposure changes, responses show an excess response compared to responses predicted from steady-state exposure-response relationships. That is, there is a change effect in addition to an exposure effect--at least for road studies and at least where the change in exposure results from changes at the source. Further, there appears to be little, if any, adaptation of this excess response with time.
Authors:
A L Brown; Irene van Kamp
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America     Volume:  125     ISSN:  1520-8524     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Acoust. Soc. Am.     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-11     Completed Date:  2009-08-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503051     Medline TA:  J Acoust Soc Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3018-29     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Urban Research Program, Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, Nathan 4111, Brisbane, Australia. lex.brown@griffith.edu.au
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adaptation, Psychological
Aircraft
Auditory Perception*
Automobiles
Environmental Exposure*
Humans
Noise, Transportation*
Railroads
Time Factors

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