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JOINT RESEARCH PROJECT ON IMPULSE NOISE

Objective

TO DETERMINE THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE IMPULSIVITY OF NOISE (SUCH AS DOOR SLAMMING, PILE DRIVERS) AND THE ANNOYANCE RATINGS ACCORDING TO THE PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE NOISE.

NINE LABORATORIES, IN 5 COUNTRIES, COLLABORATE IN A RESEARCH WITH VOLUNTEERS EXPOSED IN LABORATORY CONDITIONS TO A VARIETY OF ENVIRONMENT NOISES FOR THE :

- SUBJECTIVE ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPULSIVITY AND ANNOYANCE RATINGS IN CORRELATION WITH THE PHYSICAL QUANTIFICATION OF IMPULSE NOISES.

- ASSESSMENT OF THE PENALTY TO BE APPLIED TO IMPULSE NOISES AS A FUNCTION OF PHYSICAL NOISE PARAMETERS.

- COMPARISON OF ANNOYANCE RATING AND PENALTY FOR SPECIFIC IMPULSE NOISES VERSUS TOTAL ANNOYANCE RATING FOR COMPOSITE ENVIRONMENT NOISES.

- INTERINDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN SUBJECTIVE SENSITIVITY TO NOISES AND PHYSIOLOGICAL REACTIONS TO NOISE STIMULI, ACCORDING TO PARAMETERS SUCH AS AGE, SEX, HYPERTENSION, BEHAVIOURAL CHARACTERISTICS.
ONE SCIENTIFIC COORDINATOR ENSURES THAT THE EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES AND PROTOCOL USED IN THE DIFFERENT LABORATORIES ALLOW FOR DIRECT COMPARISON OF THE RESULTS, AND THAT ALL DATA MAY BE ANALYSED IN A COMMON WAY.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Address
University Road, Highfield
Southampton
United Kingdom