Working Group on Criteria for Room Noise

Chair: Nicholas Sylvestre-Williams

Scope: Develop and maintain standards for rating the noise encountered in various types of rooms in terms of its effect on people. Development of relevant measurement procedures, weighting network(s), computational procedures to account for temporal pattern of the noise, and tone corrections as appropriate. Resulting single figure values are intended to be translatable for the purpose of comparing and rating the noise in different rooms.

Liaison with related IEC and ISO standards groups. Coordination of the US vote on international standards in this field.

Responsible for the following published standards:


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