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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Noise and Vibration Worldwide|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Metals and Alloys
- Acoustics and Ultrasonics