Average level of workplace sound perception by Boston neighborhood.
Place of Employment Noise Perception BY NEIGHBORHOOD
For all survey Greater Boston Neighborhood Noise Survey participants, the average rating of sound levels at their place of employment was pretty low (4.2 points). The breakdown of workplace noise perception varies by neighborhood; the highest value was observed with those individuals who lived in the Fenway/LMA area (5.5 points) and South Boston (5.0 points). Given that those who do work spend at least 8 hours a day there, the workplace may be a place where residents get a relief from neighborhood noise.