Accession Number : AD0278622

Title :   REACTION TO AIRCRAFT NOISE

Corporate Author : BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : CLARK,WELDEN

Report Date : NOV 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The reaction to aircraft noise of peopl i commu ities n ar air bases and in air base offices is described. Four kinds of m terial re offered: (a) several earlier procedures, studies, and data collections are summarized; (b) additional analysis is presented of results from the concurrent sociopsychological interview studies (by the National Opinion Research center) and noise environment studies (by this contractor) in areas near three Air Force bases, highlighting considerations of the physical environment and theAIRCRAFT OPERATIONS; (c) new data, with results from earlier studies are presented on the reactions of office workers to noise; (d) conclusions are stated regarding t e pplic bili y of various available means for predicting reaction to noise intrusion everal a aptation of the TN 57-10 procedures are derived, to incorporate the preceived noisiness work and implications from the NORC results. This report discusses reactions to noise produced by aircraft in military operations. Although many of the concepts and relationships should have application to noise problems in civil aviation a d industry, important differences may exist both in t e noise sti ulus an he attitude of people. (Author)

Descriptors :   ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE