On-site measurement of low frequency noise and complainant's responses

Hiroshi Sato, Jongkwan Ryu, Yukio Inukai, Kenji Kurakata

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Abstract

An on-site measurement system of low frequency noise (LFN) and annoyance response to lowfrequency noise was developed to find the reasons why people suffer from environmental noise with low frequency component. The advantage of this system is that we can easily find the relationship between complainants' subjective responses to acoustical events in dwellings and their physical properties such as time trend and frequency characteristics. Measurements were conducted with the developed system in residential houses and responses of complainants were also collected using a switch box during measurements. The system is capable to do FFT and 1/3 octave band analysis for five channels with enough frequency resolution. Four analysis channels were used for interior noise measurement and the rest was for outdoor measurement. Additional sound level meter with real-time 1/3 octave band analyzer was also used. Complainants were asked to operate switches when he/she detected the beginning and the end of the target noise during the measurement. This paper explains the developed system and an example of measurement result.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication38th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2009, INTER-NOISE 2009
Pages3467-3475
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event38th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2009, INTER-NOISE 2009 - Ottawa, ON, Canada
Duration: 2009 Aug 232009 Aug 26

Publication series

Name38th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2009, INTER-NOISE 2009
Volume5

Conference

Conference38th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2009, INTER-NOISE 2009
CountryCanada
CityOttawa, ON
Period09/8/2309/8/26

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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    Sato, H., Ryu, J., Inukai, Y., & Kurakata, K. (2009). On-site measurement of low frequency noise and complainant's responses. In 38th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2009, INTER-NOISE 2009 (pp. 3467-3475). (38th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2009, INTER-NOISE 2009; Vol. 5).