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Document ID (ISN)53050
CIS number 90-297
ISSN - Serial title 0174-1098 - Zeitschrift für Lärmbekämpfung
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sust C.A.
Title Noise of medium intensity - effects on office and administrative tasks
Original title Geräusche mittlerer Intensität - Auswirkungen auf Büro- und Verwaltungstätigkeiten [in German]
Bibliographic information 1989, Vol.36, No.1, p.2-7. Illus. 23 ref.
Abstract Conclusions to be drawn from the results of field and laboratory studies on the effects of noise levels between 30 and 80dB(A) on mental tasks are: tasks requiring intensive concentration, numerical ability and logical thinking are impaired at noise levels of 50dB(A) and higher; decision time is prolonged; work progress is slowed down; error rate increases; performance of short-time memory decreases.
Descriptors (primary) noise; mental work capacity; office work; short-time memory; numerical ability; concentration ability
Descriptors (secondary) mental work; extra-auditory effects; loudness
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Mental workload
Office work
Noise