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Document ID (ISN)53209
CIS number 90-285
ISSN - Serial title 0724-8679 - c't - Magazin für Computer-Technik
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hanel J.J.
Title Noise at workplaces with personal computers
Original title Lärm am PC-Arbeitsplatz [in German]
Bibliographic information 1989, No.10, p.90, 92, 94-95. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract Noise levels emitted by microcomputers from different manufacturers have been measured to be 50-60dB(A). Printers may have noise levels as high as 73dB(A). Recent research has shown that noise levels of 50-60dB(A) could lead to performance impairment, in particular in complex intellectual activities where memorisation and concentration play an important role. It is therefore suggested to take into consideration the noise environment of PC workstations.
Descriptors (primary) noise; visual display terminals; noise level measurement; computers; office work
Descriptors (secondary) noise measurement; offices
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)