Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

  • Comment
  • Published:

Different considerations in economic impacts of aircraft noise

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution

Access options

Buy this article

Prices may be subject to local taxes which are calculated during checkout

Fig. 1


  1. Basner M, Clark C, Hansell A, Hileman JI, Janssen S, Shepherd K, et al. Aviation noise impacts: state of the science. Noise Health. 2017;19:41–50.

    PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar 

  2. Basner M, Babisch W, Davis A, Brink M, Clark C, Janssen S, et al. Auditory and non-auditory effects of noise on health. Lancet. 2014;383:1325–32.

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  3. Chen X, Liu M, Zuo L, Wu X, Chen M, Li X, et al. Environmental noise exposure and health outcomes: an umbrella review of systematic reviews and meta-analysis. Eur J Public Health. 2023;33:725–31.

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  4. Polsky LR, Rentscher KE, Carroll JE. Stress-induced biological aging: a review and guide for research priorities. Brain Behav Immun. 2022;104:97–109.

    Article  CAS  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar 

  5. Morimoto RI. Stress, aging, and neurodegenerative disease. N Engl J Med. 2006;355:2254–5.

    Article  CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  6. Swinburn TK, Hammer MS, Neitzel RL. Valuing quiet: an economic assessment of U.S. environmental noise as a cardiovascular health hazard. Am J Prev Med. 2015;49:345–53.

    Article  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar 

  7. Neitzel RL, Swinburn TK, Hammer MS, Eisenberg D. Economic impact of hearing loss and reduction of noise-induced hearing loss in the United States. J Speech Lang Hear Res JSLHR. 2017;60:182–9.

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  8. Zafari Z, Jiao B, Will B, Li S, Muennig PA. The trade-off between optimizing flight patterns and human health: a case study of aircraft noise in Queens, NY, USA. Int J Environ Res Public Health [Internet]. 2018;15. [cited 2019 Dec 20]. Available from:

  9. Argys LM, Averett SL, Yang M. Residential noise exposure and health: evidence from aviation noise and birth outcomes. J Environ Econ Manag. 2020;103:102343.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  10. McEwen BS. Protective and damaging effects of stress mediators. N Engl J Med. 1998;338:171–9.

    Article  CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  11. Guidelines for Preparing Economic Analyses [Internet]. National Center for Environmental Economics Office of Policy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; [cited 2023 Sep 29]. Available from:

  12. Rozan A. How to measure health costs induced by air pollution? Swiss J Econ Stat SJES. 2001;137:103–16.

    Google Scholar 

  13. Navrud S. Valuing health impacts from air pollution in Europe. Environ Resour Econ. 2001;20:305–29.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  14. Getzner M, Zak D. Health Impacts of Noise Pollution Around Airports: Economic Valuation and Transferability. Chapters [Internet]. 2012 [cited 2023 Oct 10]; Available from:

  15. Clark C, Head J, Haines M, van Kamp I, van Kempen E, Stansfeld SA, et al. A meta-analysis of the association of aircraft noise at school on children’s reading comprehension and psychological health for use in health impact assessment. J Environ Psychol. 2021;76:101646.

  16. Hanushek EA, Woessmann L. The economic impacts of learning losses (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD, 2020).

  17. Arcangeli G, Lulli LG, Traversini V, De Sio S, Cannizzaro E, Galea RP, et al. Neurobehavioral alterations from noise exposure in animals: a systematic review. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022;20:591.

    Article  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar 

  18. Wang SS, Glied S, Williams S, Will B, Muennig PA. Impact of aeroplane noise on mental and physical health: a quasi-experimental analysis. BMJ Open. 2022;12:e057209.

    Article  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar 

  19. Visconti G, Zubizarreta JR. Handling limited overlap in observational studies with cardinality matching. Obs Stud. 2018;4:217–49.

    Article  Google Scholar 

  20. Sparrow V, Gjestland T, Guski R, Richard I, Basner M, Hansell A, et al. Aviation Noise Impacts White Paper (State of the Science 2019: Aviation Noise Impacts). [cited 2023 Sep 28]; Available from:

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations



ZZ conceived the study idea and wrote the first draft of the manuscript; PAM and JP provided policy and clinical insights. All authors provided writing support and commented on the manuscript.

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Zafar Zafari.

Ethics declarations

Competing interests

The authors declare no competing interests.

Additional information

Publisher’s note Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

About this article

Check for updates. Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Zafari, Z., Park, Je. & Muennig, P.A. Different considerations in economic impacts of aircraft noise. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol (2024).

Download citation

  • Received:

  • Revised:

  • Accepted:

  • Published:

  • DOI:



Quick links