Noise measurements and a questionnaire survey were carried out in air- conditioned landscaped offices in the present study in an attempt to find out what existing noise index gives the best correlation with the auditory sensation feeling of office workers. Results from statistical analyses show that the Equivalent Sound Pressure Level is the best among the 14 commonly used noise indices for this purpose. It is also found that the less commonly used Zwicker's loudness level performs better than the commonly adopted Noise Criterion curves and Noise Rating curves in predicting auditory sensation of office workers in air-conditioned landscaped offices. The performance of the 14 noise indices in predicting auditory comfort are compared.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Acoustics and Ultrasonics