A comparison-based study of annoyance and psychoacoustic parameters of motorcycle noise emission

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Nowadays, more than ever, there is a necessity to reduce environmental disturbing factors. Undoubtedly, traffic noise is one of the most crucial causes of environmental disturbance. Various categories of vehicles influence the overall noise emission, however, the effects of these categories are not identical. Two-wheelers and especially motorcycles are significant sources of noise emission. Although the contribution of this category of vehicles in sound pressure level is not significant and is not considered in noise maps, they are very likely to emit extremely annoying noises. This is due to the characteristics of psychoacoustic parameters of the generated noise, which could cause grave consequences on physical and mental well-being of individuals. Therefore, it is vital to realize the weights of these parameters by conducting a thorough investigation. This paper aims to study the psychoacoustic parameters of motorcycle noise and, finally, to draw a conclusion based on psychoacoustic parameters and perceptual experiment.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, ICSV 2021
Publication statusPublished - 2021


Title27th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, ICSV 2021
SubtitleAdvances in Acoustics, Noise and Vibration
Abbreviated titleICSV 27
Conference number27
Duration11 - 16 July 2021
CountryCzech Republic

External IDs

ORCID /0000-0002-0803-8818/work/142257078


ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Annoyance, Motorcycle noise, Noise emission, Psychoacoustics, Traffic noise