2Loud?: Community mapping of exposure to traffic noise with mobile phones

Leao, Simone, Ong, Kok-Leong and Krezel, Adam 2014, 2Loud?: Community mapping of exposure to traffic noise with mobile phones, Environmental monitoring and assessment, vol. 186, no. 10, pp. 6193-6206, doi: 10.1007/s10661-014-3848-9.

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Title 2Loud?: Community mapping of exposure to traffic noise with mobile phones
Author(s) Leao, Simone
Ong, Kok-Leong
Krezel, AdamORCID iD for Krezel, Adam orcid.org/0000-0002-3825-6189
Journal name Environmental monitoring and assessment
Volume number 186
Issue number 10
Start page 6193
End page 6206
Total pages 14
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Dortrecht, The Netherlands
Publication date 2014-10
ISSN 0167-6369
Keyword(s) 2Loud?
traffic noise
mobile phones
Summary Abstract: Despite ample medical evidence of the adverse impacts of traffic noise on health, most policies for traffic noise management are arbitrary or incomplete, resulting in serious social and economic impacts. Surprisingly, there is limited information about citizen’s exposure to traffic noise worldwide. This paper presents the 2Loud? mobile phone application, developed and tested as a methodology to monitor, assess and map the level of exposure to traffic noise of citizens with focus on the night period and indoor locations, since sleep disturbance is one of the major triggers for ill health related to traffic noise. Based on a community participation experiment using the 2Loud? mobile phone application in a region close to freeways in Australia, the results of this research indicates a good level of accuracy for the noise monitoring by mobile phones and also demonstrates significant levels of indoor night exposure to traffic noise in the study area. The proposed methodology, through the data produced and the participatory process involved, can potentially assist in planning and management towards healthier urban environments.
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s10661-014-3848-9
Field of Research 120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
080605 Decision Support and Group Support Systems
Socio Economic Objective 920405 Environmental Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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