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Main Title Comparison of various methods for predicting the loudness and acceptability of noise /
Author Scharf, Benjamin. ; Hellman, R. ; Bauer, J.
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Author Title of a Work
Hellman, R.
Bauer, J.
CORP Author Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Noise Abatement and Control.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Noise Abatement and Control,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA/550/9-77/101; EPA-68-01-4223
Stock Number PB81-243826
Subjects Noise--Measurement. ; Transportation noise--Measurement.
Additional Subjects Noise(Sound) ; Acoustic measurement ; Loudness ; Acceptability ; Sound pressure ; Statistical analysis ; Auditory perception ; Noise reduction ; Human factors
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NTIS  PB81-243826 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 148 pages : graphs ; 28 cm
Abstract
The objective of the investigation was to compare commonly employed frequency weightings and calculation rating schemes with respect to their ability to predict the subjective effect of sound. The report presents the results of a detailed examination of 23 studies in which listeners judged either the loudness or acceptability of sound. These studies included data available from both the laboratory and the field, and encompassed a wide variety of natural and simulated noise stimuli. The following parameters were examined: (1) subjective attribute judged, (2) type of noise, (3) presence or absence of tonal components, (4) mode of sound presentation, and (5) effect of sound pressure level on observed discrepancies between measurements and predictions.
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EPA-550/9-77-101. Chiefly tables. Includes bibliographical references (pages 32-44). Microfiche.