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Document ID (ISN)32049
CIS number 79-1578
ISBN(s) 2-225-49489-4
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Liénard P.
Title Decibels and noise indices - Methods of sound level evaluation, nuisance and harmful effects of noise based on physical measurements
Original title Décibels et indices de bruit - Diverses méthodes d'évaluation des niveaux sonores, gêne et nuisance dues au bruit à partir de mesures physiques. [in French]
Bibliographic information Editions Masson et Cie, 20 Boulevard Saint Germain, Paris, France, 2nd edition, 1978. 53p. Illus. 67 ref.
Abstract (For the first edition of the monograph, see CIS 75-972). Contents: physical measurements (sound pressure and intensity levels; sound pressure levels in relation to frequency band; sound power; other parameters); so-called subjective criteria (equal loudness curves; A, B, and C weightings; phons and sones; Stevens' and Zwicker's methods); evaluation of annoyance or harmful effects of continuous noise (PNdB and its approximations, dBD, dBN; comparison with standard spectra; dangerous noise levels for continuous exposure; speech interference effect; Stevens' phones Mark VII, PLdB); comparison of evaluation methods for continuous noise; influence of duration and other factors; comparison of annoyance indices.
Descriptors (primary) hearing damage risk criteria; noise measurement; hazard evaluation; noise
Descriptors (secondary) France; continuous noise; manuals; speech interference; loudness; noise level
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Noise
Risk evaluation