Quantifying receptor annoyance from low frequency industrial noise in the environment

  • D.C. DeGagne Alberta Energy and Utilities Board, 640 Fifth Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alta. T2P 3G4, Canada
  • W. Remmer Alberta Energy and Utilities Board, 640 Fifth Avenue S.W., Calgary, Alta. T2P 3G4, Canada
Keywords: Acoustic noise, Acoustic variables measurement, Laws and legislation, Noise pollution, Regulatory compliance, Speech intelligibility, Low frequency noise, Receptor annoyance, Sound intensity level

Abstract

Two new measurement techniques using C-weighted along side the A-weighted scale was explored. The first technique was tested using two sets of comprehensive survey data. The first survey analyzed was from data collected at Residence "A" at a survey conducted on July 13-14, 1999. The second data was gathered on the night of June 15-16, 2000 at the Residence "B". An analysis using the second technique was performed for a survey conducted on the night of June 6-7, 2000 at Residence "C". Residence "D" was also assessed using the second technique. It was found that among the two techniques, the first one should be considered in the next review of the Noise Control Directive as a means of addressing low frequency noise.
Published
2001-09-01
How to Cite
1.
DeGagne D, Remmer W. Quantifying receptor annoyance from low frequency industrial noise in the environment. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2001Sep.1 [cited 2019Sep.19];29(3):74-7. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1390
Section
Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada