The results of a wide acoustic environment survey are presented. Sound pressure measurements were carried out in a group of offices. These measurements lasted for five minutes and the resulting noise spectra were used to calculate the most significant acoustic parameters. During each measurement a questionnaire was administered to workers near each measuring position. The questionnaire asked them to indicate their subjective judgement about noise annoyance, noise loudness and dissatisfaction induced by noise present in the environment. The aim of the research was to investigate the performance of the measured noise indices in describing subjective responses to noise. A new method to calculate the average subjective responses is proposed. The performance of the noise indices was studied by means of linear regression analysis. Finally-the A-weighted equivalent sound pressure level proved to be the best index among those analysed in describing subjective auditory sensations.
|Titolo:||A new approach to assessing the performance of noise indices in buildings|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S0003-682X(02)00075-0|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|