Community noise, 1995 ed.

edited by Birgitta Berglund and Thomas Lindvall.
Document prepared for WHO.
Archives of the Centre for Sensory Research, Vol. 2, Issue 1, 1995. Stockholm University and Karolinska Institute.

Table of contents, foreword, executive summary and introduction (71 KB)
Noise sources and their measurements (60KB)
Adverse health effects of noise (49 KB)
Guideline values (71 KB)
Noise management (19 KB)
Conclusions and recommendations (161 KB)
Illustrations (in JPEG format)
Fig. 1 - Normal equal-loudness contours for pure tones, page 8 (198 KB)
Fig. 2 - Standard A, B, C and D filter characteristics for sound level meters, page 10 (53KB)
Fig. 3 - Hearing loss as a function of duration in noise exposure in years, page 31(83KB)
Fig. 4. - Percentage of workers with hearing impairment, page 35 (96KB)
Fig. 5 - Percentage of exposed population that will incur no more than 5 dB MIPTS shown as a function of exposure level, page 38 (64KB)
Fig.6 - Maximum distances outdoors over which conversation is considered to be satisfactory intelligible in steady noise, page 54 (96KB)
Fig. 7 - Normal voice intelligibility as a function of the steady background sound level in a typical living room (55KB)
Fig. 8 - Normal distribution of annoyance scores, page 99 (80KB)
Fig. 9 - Percentage of respondents highly annoyed as a function of exposure to general transportation noise, page 100 (104KB)