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What is noise nuisance?

05 June 2013

The level of noise nuisance can be indicated with a decibel system. But sound is experienced in a more subjective way as well, where sounds are considered a nuisance, or as pleasant or safe. Psychological factors and cultural differences play a role too: noise to one is a pleasant sound to another, perhaps due to having grown up somewhere with a lot of street noise. Tjeerd Andringa feels that this second way of assessing noise nuisance should receive more attention.

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