Archives of Acoustics, 33, 3, pp. 331–340, 2008

Analysis of annoyance caused by infrasound and low-frequency noise during mental work

Anna KACZMARSKA
Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute, Department of Vibroacoustic Hazards

Anna ŁUCZAK
Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute, Department of Ergonomics

This paper presents the results of low-frequency noise
(LFN) annoyance tests in laboratory conditions on a model workstation conceptual
mental work. Group of volunteers: 60 persons (30 women and 30 men) participated
in the experiment consisting in completing psychological tests in three
different acoustic conditions. The tests results have shown significant
differences in subjective assessment of noise annoyance depending on the gender
and reactivity level of surveyed persons.
Keywords: infrasound; low-frequency noise; annoyance; working environment
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