The assessment of noise pollution by the human brain is a deeply subjective process with many influencing factors. The effect of a noise disturbance depends not only on acoustic characteristics such as volume, duration and frequency, but also on the time of occurrence, local conditions, the sensitivity of the person concerned to the noise and his or her attitude towards the source of the disturbance. Noise nuisance is defined as unwanted, disturbing and annoying noise that affects the well-being of a person. Noise nuisance also reduces concentration and attention and interferes with communication. The consequence is more mistakes and lower employee performance.
What seems simple turns out to be complex in practice, because each person reacts differently to noise pollution. The perception of noise depends on many different factors. For example, if music is played at a private party, the background noise is usually perceived by the guests as pleasant and appropriate. No one would consider it unacceptable noise as long as a certain level is not exceeded. However, if the same music is played in the middle of the night from the apartment next door in your own room, most people will perceive it as a noise nuisance.
It is only when a person perceives the sound that affects him or her as a disturbance that it is called a noise nuisance. But one thing is certain: the louder the volume increases, the more likely it is that people will classify a sound as a nuisance.
Acoustic absorbers or “sound absorbers” reduce the noise level in the office and thus allow your employees to fully regain their concentration and productivity.
PREFORM Schweiz AG
8152 Opfikon, Schweiz