chapter  70
Diagnoses of the acoustic perceptions of workers for auditory signal design
WithG. Dahlke, T. Ptak
Pages 5

The article discusses the findings of a preliminary acoustic perception study involving the subjects localizing sound sources. This particular parameter was evaluated by measuring the azimuth angle between the sagittal plane of the subject’s body at the level of his/her hearing organ and the straight line passing transversely from the main axis of the subject’s body and through the designated center of the sound source. While the study remains consistent with the general principles of psychoacoustic measurements, it is limited by the environment as well as the measuring equipment and tools employed. Patterns have been discovered that are potentially useful in planning further research and developing guidelines for the design of auditory warning signals and managing the acoustic environment in the workplace.