|North Carolina Agricultral and Techincal State University |
|An assessment of the impact of aircraft noise on residential property value |
|TSCM 425 |
|William E. Levette, II |
|November 29, 2010 |
With the growth of major cities, land has always been a commodity that no municipality has enough of. With this lack of space and a need for transportation for all residents, certain citizen’s daily lives have to be affected. Citizens of various town and cities have become increasingly concerned with the amount of noise coming from airports nationwide.
What is noise exactly? Noise is unwanted or unpleasant sound. At 65 decibels and above, the most common human effects associated with aircraft noise are annoyance, speech and learning interference, and sleep disturbance. In turn, these effects disrupt normal daily activities, such as conversation, television viewing, school work, productivity, outdoor recreation and living, and family activities. A decibel is a logarithmic unit of measurement that expresses the magnitude of a physical quantity (usually power or intensity) relative to a specified or implied reference level. Annoyance...