Improving Aviation Noise Planning, Analysis and Public Communication with Supplemental Metrics: Guide to Using Supplemental Metrics (PDF)

December, 2009 (10 MB)
The intent of this guidelines document is to guide the Military Services in providing useful information on the noise environment. There are two primary reasons for use of supplemental analysis tools and noise metrics: (1) to produce more detailed noise exposure information for the decision process; and (2) to improve communication with the public about noise exposure from military activities.

Using Supplemental Noise Metrics and Analysis Tools (PDF)

December, 2009 (9 MB)
Supplemental noise metrics and analysis tools are used to produce more detailed noise exposure information for the decision process and to improve communication with the public about noise exposure from military activities.

Community Annoyance Caused By Noise From Military Aircraft Operations (PDF)

December, 2009 (3 MB)
Long term community annoyance from aircraft noise is typically the greatest adverse effect of low altitude, subsonic overflights of residential populations. Understanding annoyance is essential to successful public relations in the vicinity of air installations and operating areas, and to informed decisions on changes to the military operations.

Sleep Disturbance From Aviation Noise (PDF)

December, 2009 (5 MB)
Supplementing the typical military noise exposure assessment with disclosure of aircraft noise induced sleep disturbance will lead to better informed decisions on major operational changes and will facilitate more credible dialogue with affected communities.

Effects of Aircraft Overflights on Domestic Fowl (PDF)

This Technical Bulletin provides an overview of the existing literature on the effect of noise on domestic fowl, with particular emphasis on those studies that have foxued on the observations of the behavioral effects produced by jet aircraft and sonic booms.

Noise Induced Hearing Impairment (PDF)

This Technical Bulletin provides a brief overview of hearing loss caused by noise exposure. The goal is to provide a sense of perspective as to how aircraft noise (as experienced on the ground) compares to other activities that are often linked with hearing loss.

Non-Auditory Health Effects of Aircraft Noise (PDF)

This Technical Bulletin offers advice on how to address public concerns about non-aduitory health effects due to exposure from military aicraft in residential areas. The intent is to help program officials discuss what is known about health effects when the issue comes up through public inquiries or as part of the envionmental analysis process.

Speech Interference from Aircraft Noise (PDF)

This Technical Bulletin offiers advice on how to evaluate the potentially interfering effects of military aircraft flights as part of any environmental analysis.

An Overview of Blast Noise: Characteristics, Assessment and Mitigation (PDF)

Noise from large weapons (Artillery, tank) and explosives can travel long distances and still be loud enought to cause negative community reactions. A broad understanding of the characteristics, assessment methods, and noise management and mitigation strategies for blast noise will enable better planning and community communication/outreach to minimize training restrictions due to noise issues.

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