National Neighborhood Noise Survey
The National Neighborhood Noise survey started as the Greater Boston Neighborhood Noise Survey, which was founded by Harvard T.H. Chan doctoral candidate, Erica Walker, in 2015. This original survey’s aim was to gather a better understanding of how urban residents perceived and responded to noise in the various neighborhoods in the City of Boston. After a successfully surveying in Boston, Erica decided to scale up her efforts and open up the survey to other cities across the nation.
The National Neighborhood Noise Survey is an online survey, which will take no more than five minutes to complete. The survey gathers three types of information (1) demographic information; (2) attitudes towards community noise; (3) health related information. Hard copies of the survey are also available. If you would like hard copies to be mailed to you, please contact us here.
Surveys are currently translated in English. However, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Vietnamese surveys will be available shortly. Survey data will be compiled into a community report for each participating city and will be available for download on our site. Report availability and information on all of our participating cities can be found below.