Effects of visual environment with multiple environmental features on noise annoyance induced by road traffic noise

T. M. Leung, J. M. Xu, Chi Kwan Chau, Shiu Keung Tang

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Abstract

Previous studies suggested that visual environment would affect human noise perception. Natural features such as greenery and water view would moderate noise annoyance while built features would have negative effects on the quality of acoustic environment. However, the composite effects of visual environment with multiple environmental features on acoustic environment is still unknown. Consequently, questionnaire survey was conducted to reveal how different combinations of views to greenery, water space (sea and/or urban river) and noise barrier would affect noise annoyance responses of residents living in high-rise buildings. Results showed that both greenery and water view possessed the capability of noise annoyance moderation. Sea possessed a stronger noise annoyance moderation capability than urban river view. Meanwhile, views to noise barriers would lead to higher noise annoyance. Noise annoyance tended to be even higher when both noise barriers and water spaces were perceived simultaneously.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINTER-NOISE 2017 - 46th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering: Taming Noise and Moving Quiet
PublisherInstitute of Noise Control Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event46th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering: Taming Noise and Moving Quiet, INTER-NOISE 2017 - Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 27 Aug 201730 Aug 2017

Conference

Conference46th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering: Taming Noise and Moving Quiet, INTER-NOISE 2017
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period27/08/1730/08/17

Keywords

  • Noise annoyance
  • Visual environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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