Archives of Acoustics, 27, 3, pp. , 2002

Attributes of desirable acoustic environments in some rooms

B. Berglund
Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute, and Department of Psychology

E. Hojan
Institute of Acoustics, Adam Mickiewicz University

A. Furmann
Institute of Acoustics, Adam Mickiewicz University

K. Sworek
Institute of Acoustics, Adam Mickiewicz University

Normal hearing native Polish speaking subjects were asked
to choose attributes of a desirable acoustic environment, which were presented
in a list. The subjects were asked to describe the attributes that would be
desirable while listening to a lecture hall, reading a book in a living room and
listening to a musical performance in concert hall. Results indicate that the
methods used to derive the attributes is valid, that women apply more and
slightly different attributes then men and some attributes are uniformly used
across the environments tested.
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