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The Impact of A-weighting Sound Pressure Level Measurements during the Evaluation of Noise Exposure

@inproceedings{Pierre2004TheIO,
  title={The Impact of A-weighting Sound Pressure Level Measurements during the Evaluation of Noise Exposure},
  author={Richard L St Pierre and Daniel Joseph Maguire},
  year={2004}
}
Over the past 50 years, the A-weighted sound pressure level (dBA) has become the predominant measurement used in noise analysis. This is in spite of the fact that many studies have shown that the use of the A-weighting curve underestimates the role low frequency noise plays in loudness, annoyance, and speech intelligibility. The intentional de-emphasizing of low frequency noise content by A-weighting in studies can also lead to a misjudgment of the exposure risk of some physical and… 

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