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Title: On the study of effects of views to water space on noise annoyance perceptions at homes
Authors: Leung, TM
Chau, CK 
Tang, SK 
Pun, LSC
Keywords: Noise annoyance
Water spaces
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Australian Acoustical Society
Source: INTERNOISE 2014 - 43rd International Congress on Noise Control Engineering: Improving the World Through Noise Control, 2014 How to cite?
Abstract: Noise annoyance posesvarious adverse effects on health and well-being of human beings. Earlier studies have shown that greenery views perceived fromthe apartments can reduce traffic-induced noise annoyances as a result of audio-visual effects. This study intended to explore whether similar noise annoyance moderation effects could be provided by perception of water spaces. Specifically, this study aimed to explore and quantify the effects of different types of water views on noise annoyance.The relationship between restorative capacity of water and noise annoyance was also revealed.Three residential estates in Hong Kong with views to riversand seasrespectively were selected for this study.One thousand four hundred and forty-six respondents were successfully administered via a series of questionnaire surveys, and the noise levels at homes were predicted using CRTN method. Results were analyzed to formulate multivariate ordered logit models linking noise annoyance, views to different types of water spaces and personal characteristics of the respondents. Findings from the study can facilitate urban planners and building designers in planning water spaces near residential estates so as to reduce noise annoyance. Other than the findings arising from this study, the methodology formulated in this study can be applied to study the effect of perception of other types of water spaces.
Description: 43rd International Congress on Noise Control Engineering: Improving the World Through Noise Control, INTERNOISE 2014, Melbourne, 16-19 November 2014
ISBN: 9780909882037
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