On the study of noise annoyance modifiers for city Dwellers

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Abstract

Annoyance has been identified as the most important psychological impact arisen from noise. Recent studies have shown that individuals having different socioeconomic status and residing neighbourhood characteristics perceive noise differently. To identify the potential modifiers for annoyance, six hundred and twenty four responses were collected through face-to-face interviews via questionnaire surveys. All the responses were analyzed using an ordered logit model with regard to the effects of some potential modifiers on noise annoyance encountered by home dwellers in Hong Kong. The examined factors include individuals' socioeconomic conditions and their own perception of nearby green areas. Results indicate that the respondents' education attainment level, noise sensitivity, self-rated health status and degree of perception of nearby green areas significantly affect the noise annoyance perceived at their homes. It is further reckoned that the perception of nearby green areas, among all the examined factors, exerts a stronger influence on perceived annoyance. The findings should be of paramount value to urban city planners.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th International Congress on Acoustics 2010, ICA 2010 - Incorporating Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society
Pages3303-3306
Number of pages4
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event20th International Congress on Acoustics 2010, ICA 2010 - Incorporating the 2010 Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 23 Aug 201027 Aug 2010

Conference

Conference20th International Congress on Acoustics 2010, ICA 2010 - Incorporating the 2010 Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period23/08/1027/08/10

Keywords

  • Greeneries
  • Noise annoyance
  • Ordered logit model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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