|Document ID (ISN)||60821|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0300-8134 - Journal of Human Ergology
|Convention or series no.
||Mital A., McGlothlin J.D., Faard H.F.
||Noise in multiple-workstation open-plan computer rooms - Measurements and annoyance
||June 1992, Vol.21, No.1, p.69-82. Illus. 25 ref.
||Results of a study of noise levels in two offices with a large number of computer workstations and associated equipment (printers etc.) in both. The 10sec noise levels for all frequencies were between 53 and 62dB(A). The highest noise energy levels were at the frequency of 8,000Hz (64-73dB(A)). The nature of the work required high levels of concentration, and 50% of the workers reported in a questionnaire that the noise level was intolerable or extremely annoying. The noise annoyance was, however, not entirely due to computer equipment: movement of people, conversation and the noise of ventilation equipment were also contributing factors.
||impulse noise; noise level; office equipment; computers; office work
||mental work; questionnaire survey; survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)