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Document ID (ISN)107211
CIS number 07-1169
ISSN - Serial title 0137-7043 - Bezpieczeństwo pracy
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kaczmarska A., Łuczak A., Sobolewski A.
Title Low-frequency noise disturbance in mental work - Tests under laboratory conditions
Original title Uciążliwość hałasu niskoczęstotliwościowego podczas wykonywania prac wymagających koncentracji uwagi - badania w warunkach laboratoryjnych [in Polish]
Bibliographic information 2006, No.6, p.11-15. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract Low-frequency noise (including infrasound noise) is a harmful and annoying factor in working and living environments. There are currently no criteria concerning the annoyance of low-frequency and infrasound noise in the workplace. Effects are particularly noticeable during concentrated mental work. This article presents the results of an analysis of annoyance produced by low-frequency noise at workstations where high levels of attention or concentration are required. Laboratory tests were carried out at a model workstation. Over 50% of people tested had problems with concentration when exposed to low-frequency noise.
Descriptors (primary) infrasound; concentration ability; mental workload; low-frequency noise
Descriptors (secondary) health hazards; vigilance
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Mental workload