||Comparison of Various Methods for Predicting the Loudness and Acceptability of Noise. Part II. Effects of Spectral Pattern and Tonal Components.
Scharf, B. ;
Hellman, R. ;
||Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Noise Abatement and Control.
Acoustic measurement ;
Sound pressure ;
Statistical analysis ;
Auditory perception ;
Noise reduction ;
Human factors engineering ;
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The present report is a continuation of an earlier report by Scharf, Hellman and Bauer (1977). The objectives are (1) to determine whether subjective judgments of particular types of noise, categorized by spectral shape, are better approximated by some descriptors (frequency weightings and calculation procedures) than by others, and (2) to investigate the role of tonal components in these studies and to assess the adequacy of several tone-correction procedures. The analysis of data by spectral shape produced a mixed outcome.