Psychoacoustic parameters as a tool for subjective assessment in catering premises

Autores UPV
Revista Advances in Applied Acoustics


Psycho-acoustic perception of an environment is an important factor in the assessment and subjective description of the soundscape. It determines the environmental impact on each of the individuals. The parameters associated with these models allow us to determine ratings of nuisance in each environment in order to make comparisons. In this paper, a description of various parameters of sound quality (loudness, sharpness, roughness, fluctuation strength and tonality) is made to assess the nuisance / pleasure models by Zwicker. A comparison with different kinds of restaurants is also made. The models involved are influenced by the acoustics of the premises.