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dc.contributor.authorThorne, Robert
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-09T03:22:11Z
dc.date.availableNO_RESTRICTIONen_US
dc.date.available2009-07-09T03:22:11Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/904
dc.description.abstractAnnoyance due to relatively high levels of sound and noise, above 50 dB, has been well documented in noise assessment literature. The potential for annoyance or disturbance from low amplitude sound, below 50 dB to the threshold of an individual’s hearing, is not as well documented. The thesis presents a new approach to the measurement and assessment of intrusive noise and low amplitude sound. Acoustical and sound quality measures are integrated with measures of loudness, pitch, dissonance and tonality to provide physical measures of sound. Individual amenity is assessed with respect to personal noise sensitivity and personal attitudes to sound in the environment, the environment itself and the perceived qualities of the audible sound. A decision-support methodology to integrate perceived noise with noise performance indicators, annoyance criteria, personal noise sensitivity and amenity is presented. A method for rating intrusive noise is derived. Designs for sound measurement and calibration instrumentation are described. Methods to measure and assess low amplitude sound are presented. Keywords annoyance, intrusive-noise, noise-sensitivity, sound-quality, soundscapeen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectAnnoyanceen_US
dc.subjectIntrusive noiseen_US
dc.subjectNoise sensitivityen_US
dc.subjectSound qualityen_US
dc.subjectSoundscapeen_US
dc.subjectLow amplitude sounden_US
dc.subjectNoise pollutionen_US
dc.subject.otherFields of Research::320000 Medical and Health Sciences::321200 Public Health and Health Services::321201 Environmental and occupational health and safetyen_US
dc.titleAssessing intrusive noise and low amplitude sound : a thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Health Science, Massey University, Wellington Campus, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Healthen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHealth Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)en_US


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