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The influence of meaning on noise annoyance from varied spectral

Anders Genell (Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik, Teknisk akustik, Rumsakustik) ; Daniel Västfjäll (Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik, Teknisk akustik, Rumsakustik)
INTER-NOISE 2006 (2006)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

Spectral balance (the relation between high and low frequencies) is an auditory metric that correlates with annoyance. However, previous research has shown conflicting results where increased annoyance has been linked to both increased high frequency content [1] and low frequency content [2]. The aim of this research is to test the hypothesis that the information content of the signal could be a contributing factor to this discrepancy. An experiment was performed where participants rated sounds with different spectral slopes (flat, 3.5 dB/oct, 5.5 dB/oct and 7.5 dB/oct) and different information content (varying from original recording of a truck sound to a noise spectrum). The results showed that different spectral slopes were preferred for different levels of information content.

Nyckelord: Low frequency noise, spectral balance, sound quality, information content



Denna post skapades 2007-01-16.
CPL Pubid: 25635

 

Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik, Teknisk akustik, Rumsakustik

Ämnesområden

TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER

Chalmers infrastruktur