Effect of silent periods having short or long durations on the annoyance of vehicle sounds

@inproceedings{Versfeld1994EffectOS,
  title={Effect of silent periods having short or long durations on the annoyance of vehicle sounds},
  author={Niek J. Versfeld and J. A. De Vos and Frank W. M. Geurtsen},
  year={1994}
}
Two laboratory experiments were performed to study the effect on annoyance of noise concentration in time. The first (rating‐scale) experiment dealt with the influence on annoyance of short‐time silent periods (varying from 0 to 160 s) in pass‐by vehicle noise of 240‐s total duration. Results showed that, at a fixed equivalent sound level, and with the number of vehicles kept constant, annoyance hardly depended on the duration and position in time of the silent period. In the second experiment… CONTINUE READING