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Community response to noise in Vietnam: Exposure-response relationships based on the community tolerance level

Abstract

Social surveys on noise annoyance have been conducted in five different cities in Vietnam. The surveys included both aircraft noise (three airports) and road traffic noise (five cities). The main objective for these studies was to establish dose-response functions that were representative for Vietnam. The results have been compared with results from similar surveys from other regions. Dose-response functions for aircraft noise in Vietnam showing the percentage of highly annoyed people versus the noise level are nearly identical to those presented in the European Noise Directive [European Commission (2002). http://ec.europa.eu/environment/noise/directive.htm]. For road traffic noise, however, the results indicate that people in Vietnam are more tolerant. The noise levels can be increased by 5–10 dB in order to have a response similar to the curve recommended by the European Commission.

Category

Academic article

Language

English

Author(s)

Affiliation

  • SINTEF Digital / Connectivity Technologies and Platforms
  • Kumamoto University

Year

2015

Published in

Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

ISSN

0001-4966

Publisher

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Volume

137

Issue

5

Page(s)

2596 - 2601

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