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Main Title Fundamentals of noise : measurement, rating schemes, and standards.
CORP Author United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Publisher U.S. Office of Noise Abatement and Control,
Year Published 1972
Report Number PB206727
Stock Number PB-206 727
OCLC Number 00324092
Subjects Noise ; Noise--Physiological effect
Additional Subjects ( Noise(Sound) ; Sound level meters) ; ( Auditory perception ; Noise(Sound)) ; Sound waves ; Exposure ; Psychological effects ; Organizations ; Loudness ; Sound pressure ; Noise pollution ; Noise exposure
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAD  PB-206 727 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/25/2005
NTIS  PB-206 727 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation iv, 163 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report is intended to serve as an introduction to noise, including the inter-relationship between physical measures and psychological responses. The basic principles of sound generation and propagation are discussed as well as the measurement of both the physical attributes of noise and the effects of noise on people. The suitability and effectiveness of various noise exposure rating schemes, used to estimate or predict the effects of noise on man, are discussed and critiqued. Included are sample calculations of sound level, loudness level, and perceived noise level for five selected spectra. The need is stressed for inclusion of well-defined environmental and operational requirements into measurement procedures for those devices where the noise produced is dependent on the surroundings and the operation of the device. Also presented are a glossary of pertinent acoustic terminology and a compilation of existing standards related to noise. (Author)
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