With modern techniques in acoustics and electronics the measurement of sound or more particularly unwanted sound is extremely easy. However it is not so easy to measure noise in such a way as to agree with the human response to noise. The aim of most noise measurement is to enable engineers to make modifications to improve the human environment, and to do this the human reaction to noise, which is described by such words as loudness, pitch, intensity, annoyance, disturbance, distraction, etc, must be taken into account. Measurements can be made to give frequency content and sound pressure levels, and this information can be processed in a variety of ways to give a number of different types of noise information.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of a conference on Road and Environmental Planning and the Reduction of Noise.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Southampton

    Highfield Campus
    Southampton, Hampshire  United Kingdom  SO17 1BJ
  • Authors:
    • Lavender, D C
  • Publication Date: 1969-3

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00261871
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 6 1974 12:00AM