Low-frequency-noise complaints: an investigation of twenty-one cases

Christian Sejer Pedersen, Henrik Møller, Kerstin Persson-Waye

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From 203 cases of low-frequency complaints a random selection of twenty-one cases were investigated. The main aim of the investigation was to answer the question whether the annoyance is caused by an external physical sound or by a physically non-existing sound, i.e. low-frequency tinnitus. Noise recordings were made in the homes of the complainants, and the complainants were exposed to these in blind test listening experiments. Furthermore, the low-frequency hearing function of the complainants was investigated, and characteristics of the annoying sound was matched. The results showed that some of the complainants are annoyed by a physical sound (20-180 Hz), while others suffer from low-frequency tinnitus (perceived frequency 40-100 Hz). Physical sound at frequencies below 20 Hz (infrasound) is not responsible for the annoyance - or at all audible - in any of the investigated cases, and none of the complainants has extraordinary hearing sensitivity at low frequencies. For comparable cases of low-frequency noise complaints in general, it is anticipated that physical sound is responsible in a substantial part of the cases, while low-frequency tinnitus is responsible in another substantial part of the cases.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of Low Frequency 2008 : 13th International Conference on Low Frequency Noise and Vibration and its Control
RedaktørerShinji Yamada
ForlagThe Institute of Noise Control Engineering/Japan
Publikationsdato2008
Sider224-232
StatusUdgivet - 2008
BegivenhedThe 13th International Conference on Low Frequency Noise and Vibration and its Control - Tokyo, Japan
Varighed: 21 okt. 200823 okt. 2008
Konferencens nummer: 13

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KonferenceThe 13th International Conference on Low Frequency Noise and Vibration and its Control
Nummer13
LandJapan
ByTokyo
Periode21/10/200823/10/2008

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Pedersen, C. S., Møller, H., & Persson-Waye, K. (2008). Low-frequency-noise complaints: an investigation of twenty-one cases. I S. Yamada (red.), Proceedings of Low Frequency 2008: 13th International Conference on Low Frequency Noise and Vibration and its Control (s. 224-232). The Institute of Noise Control Engineering/Japan.
Pedersen, Christian Sejer ; Møller, Henrik ; Persson-Waye, Kerstin. / Low-frequency-noise complaints : an investigation of twenty-one cases. Proceedings of Low Frequency 2008: 13th International Conference on Low Frequency Noise and Vibration and its Control. red. / Shinji Yamada. The Institute of Noise Control Engineering/Japan, 2008. s. 224-232
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Pedersen, CS, Møller, H & Persson-Waye, K 2008, Low-frequency-noise complaints: an investigation of twenty-one cases. i S Yamada (red.), Proceedings of Low Frequency 2008: 13th International Conference on Low Frequency Noise and Vibration and its Control. The Institute of Noise Control Engineering/Japan, s. 224-232, The 13th International Conference on Low Frequency Noise and Vibration and its Control, Tokyo, Japan, 21/10/2008.

Low-frequency-noise complaints : an investigation of twenty-one cases. / Pedersen, Christian Sejer; Møller, Henrik; Persson-Waye, Kerstin.

Proceedings of Low Frequency 2008: 13th International Conference on Low Frequency Noise and Vibration and its Control. red. / Shinji Yamada. The Institute of Noise Control Engineering/Japan, 2008. s. 224-232.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport/konference proceedingKonferenceartikel i proceedingForskningpeer review

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Pedersen CS, Møller H, Persson-Waye K. Low-frequency-noise complaints: an investigation of twenty-one cases. I Yamada S, red., Proceedings of Low Frequency 2008: 13th International Conference on Low Frequency Noise and Vibration and its Control. The Institute of Noise Control Engineering/Japan. 2008. s. 224-232