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The Annoyance of Noise of Different Bandwidth

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To determine its annoyance, the noise to be tested was presented in furnished rooms in form of a permanent noise. This permanent noise was compared with inserted signals of broadband noise. The experimental results have demonstrated that the weighted sound pressure level and not the loudness level is representative of the annoyance. The discrepancy found by judging noise according to the loudness level is caused by the influence of room configuration and noise duration (short signals or permanent noise). Experimental results have shown that the judgement of noises according to the Noise Rating Curves corresponds less to the subjective impression than the judgement based on the sound pressure level.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 1968

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  • Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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