Traffic Noise Transmitted Indoors



sound transmission, traffic noise, building facade


In numerous countries, traffic noise is widely acknowledged as a highly disturbing form of pollution. Given that individuals
spend a substantial portion of their day indoors, the impact of traffic noise perceived indoors is of considerable significance. To establish appropriate sound insulation requirements for buildings, it is essential to correlate subjective annoyance with objective ratings. This paper reviews the theoretical assumptions behind the regulations implemented by some countries and introduce the basic approach for the determination of acoustic performance of facades, utilizing Germany and Brazil as examples.



How to Cite

Zeitler B, Cunha I, Schneider M, Müller-Trapet M. Traffic Noise Transmitted Indoors. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2024 May 12 [cited 2024 May 21];52(1). Available from: