ASA 127th Meeting M.I.T. 1994 June 6-10

3aNS5. Nonoccupational noise exposures and their estimated daily L (eqs.) for general commercial air travel and local bars, restaurants, discos, and socialization establishments.

Larry H. Royster

MAE Dept., NC State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7910

Julia D. Royster

Environmental Noise Consultants, Inc., Raleigh, NC 27622-0698

Over a period of several years the authors have collected noise exposure data (N>150 samples) during normal commercial air travel. The data were collected utilizing noise dosimeters, and an octave-band analyzer. The resulting noise exposures for air passengers will be presented, including the distribution of the measured A-weighted sound pressure levels. In addition, as part of regular class assignments, the students of the first author's Effects Of Noise And Vibration graduate class have collected sound exposure data over several years at popular bars, restaurants, discos, and socialization establishments in the Raleigh, NC area. The noise exposures and sound level distributions from these surveys will also be presented.