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Acoustical quality assessment of lecture halls at Lund University, Sweden

S.youssef, Rabab ; Bard, Delphine LU ; Mahmoud, Abd El Fattah A. and Esa, Nahed M. (2014) 43rd International Congress on Noise Control Engineering: Improving the World Through Noise Control, INTERNOISE 2014 p.1382-1391
Abstract

Noise control in buildings should aim at reducing disturbances caused by speech noise (i.e., improve speech privacy, speech intelligibility). Room acoustics can be controlled with high room absorption, high screens and bookcases, and sufficient masking sound. This research concerns as important aspect of room acoustic metrology, the ability to quantify the most relevant room acoustic parameters for academic purposes. In this proposed study we will focus on the lecturing rooms of Lund University, of which some have designed quite recently while others were constructed many years ago. As the use of audio- visual equipment as well as the use of enabling techniques for disabled students is continuingly increasing. Lecture halls, which have... (More)

Noise control in buildings should aim at reducing disturbances caused by speech noise (i.e., improve speech privacy, speech intelligibility). Room acoustics can be controlled with high room absorption, high screens and bookcases, and sufficient masking sound. This research concerns as important aspect of room acoustic metrology, the ability to quantify the most relevant room acoustic parameters for academic purposes. In this proposed study we will focus on the lecturing rooms of Lund University, of which some have designed quite recently while others were constructed many years ago. As the use of audio- visual equipment as well as the use of enabling techniques for disabled students is continuingly increasing. Lecture halls, which have not been explicitly designed for the use of such equipment, are being fitted with an assortment of audio-visual fixtures. This can lead to far less environment profoundly impacts the outcome of the learning process it is performance to assess the current state of the situation with respect to the acoustic performance of lecture halls at Lund University.

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Reverberation time, Room acoustics, Sound strength, Speech clarity
host publication
43rd International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering (Internoise 2014) : Improving the World Through Noise Control - Improving the World Through Noise Control
editor
Davy, John ; Burgess, Marion ; Don, Charles ; Dowsett, Liz ; McMinn, Terry and Broner, Norm
pages
1382 - 1391
publisher
Australian Acoustical Society
conference name
43rd International Congress on Noise Control Engineering: Improving the World Through Noise Control, INTERNOISE 2014
conference location
Melbourne, Australia
conference dates
2014-11-16 - 2014-11-19
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  • scopus:84923557383
ISBN
9780909882037
978-1-63439-809-1
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English
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  author       = {S.youssef, Rabab and Bard, Delphine and Mahmoud, Abd El Fattah A. and Esa, Nahed M.},
  booktitle    = {43rd International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering (Internoise 2014) : Improving the World Through Noise Control},
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