noise effect


Noise annoyance

Noise is a subjective phenomenon that is difficult to measure as such. A sound turns to noise when acoustic or sound pressure is accompanied by psychological stress. read more


Noise effects

Being ubiquitous, sound is a pivotal dimension of our society, but is often intrusive, disturbing and/or unpleasant. The biological functions of our body enable us to generate and process sound. For example, we need sound for communication. And while the term refers to what we are able to hear, noise connotes how we experience sound. read more

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