The perceived sound environment has an impact on the perceived noise. Therefore, noise measurements can advantageously be supplemented with sound migrations, so that a holistic assessment of the sound environment is obtained. 

In a new method, citizens assess the sound in their local area using guided sound walks. The sound walks are supplemented with sound measurements and qualitative interviews. The method has developed a new index of sound landscapes, which can serve as a tool for prioritizing and evaluating construction projects where you want to reduce noise nuisance.