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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 35  |  Page : 42--44

The socio-economic impact of noise: A method for assessing noise annoyance


SINTEF ICT, Trondheim, Norway

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Truls Gjestland
SINTEF ICT, Trondheim
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DOI: 10.4103/1463-1741.36979

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Norwegian authorities have developed and adopted a method for assessing the magnitude of noise impact on a community in quantitative terms. The method takes into account all levels of noise annoyance experienced by all the residents in an area and transforms these data into a single quantity that can also be expressed in monetary terms. This method is contrary to other commonly used assessment methods where only a certain fraction of the impacted people, e.g. those "highly annoyed," is considered.






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