Auralisation is becoming more commonplace as a means of communicating and disseminating plans for changes in our environmental landscape due to major infrastructure projects such as road, rail and airport developments, where noise can be a significant issue. This paper presents an approach to this challenge in the context of a major public consultation for a UK road project as well as commenting on different means for facilitating presentation of, and engagement with, both audio and visual material. Although such methods are generally used for information only, every effort is made to ensure that the final result is both plausible and comparable to existing on-site conditions, and calibrated accordingly, with a view to supporting other more standardised methods and metrics. However, it is also possible to develop more quantitative measures as to how effective and successful such auralisations are in terms of conveying a representation of a given scene, and any planned for interventions. In this work the Self Assessment Manikin and soundscape classification descriptors are used in a series of listening tests to better understand the approach that has been adopted for these types of projects.
|Title of host publication
|Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress on Acoustics
|Subtitle of host publication
|Integrating 4th EAA Euroregio 2019
|Martin Ochmann, Vorlander Michael, Janina Fels
|International Commission for Acoustics (ICA)
|Number of pages
|Published - 9 Sept 2019
|23rd International Congress on Acoustics: Integrating 4th EAA Euroregio, ICA 2019 - Aachen, Germany
Duration: 9 Sept 2019 → 23 Sept 2019
|Proceedings of the International Congress on Acoustics
|23rd International Congress on Acoustics: Integrating 4th EAA Euroregio, ICA 2019
|9/09/19 → 23/09/19
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