Noise indices and their correlation with human auditory sensation feeling in air-conditioned office buildings

Shiu Keung Tang

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Noise measurements and a questionnaire survey were conducted in airconditioned landscaped offices in the present study in an attempt to find out the most effective noise indices for correlating with the auditory sensation feeling of the office workers. The results were analyzed statistically and it is found that the A-weighted equivalent sound pressure level is the best among the commonly used indices for the mentioned purpose. It is also found that the less commonly used Zwicker's Loudness Level performs better than the Noise Criterion curves and the Noise Rating curves in predicting the auditory sensation feeling of the office workers in the surveyed offices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-26
Number of pages5
JournalNoise and Vibration Worldwide
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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