The acoustic environment

Davies, WJ ORCID: 2010, 'The acoustic environment' , in: The Oxford Handbook of Auditory Science : Hearing , Oxford University Press, pp. 375-415.

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This chapter gives an overview of what shapes the acoustic signals that arrive at the ear. It is structured as an account of the journey of a sound wave, from first generation, then propagation outdoors, followed by transmission into a building and indoor reverberation to its final reception, perception and assessment. In doing so, I seek to shed some light on such questions as, How are the signals that arrive at the ear generated? How does the environment around us influence the characteristics of these signals? How is sound in the environment perceived, controlled and assessed? Information is given on basic principles, common measurements and current modelling techniques.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Plack, CJ
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Oxford Handbook of Auditory Science Hearing
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199233557
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Depositing User: W. J. Davies
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2018 10:15
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 23:52

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