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This article presents an overview of the way people perceive and react to noise. It is shown that the physical characteristics of the noise do not fully determine the way people perceive it, nor the extent to which they are affected by it. Rather, psychological factors play an important role in...
This paper sets out to give an indication of those factors which are known to influence human reactions to noise. Furthermore, it recommends the use of annoyance or dissatisfaction as a measure of perceived environmental quality and it recommends the adoption of the Leq unit for noise...
Increasing awareness of the subjective effects of disturbance by noise, together with the higher expectations which this generates, has led to a growth of interest in isolation measurements in buildings. Basic concepts in the transmission of sound through walls are discussed and standard...
This paper begins with a discussion of the noise control requirements in current building codes and the reason they are uniformly ineffective: namely, the lack of acoustical performance specifications, compliance to be demonstrated by measurements in the completed buildings. It then considers...
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