Effects of the location of sound masking loudspeakers on cognitive performance in open-plan offices: Local sound masking is as efficient as conventional sound masking

Effects of the location of sound masking loudspeakers on cognitive performance in open-plan... Applied Acoustics 139 (2018) 24–33 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Applied Acoustics journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/apacoust Effects of the location of sound masking loudspeakers on cognitive performance in open-plan offices: Local sound masking is as efficient as conventional sound masking a, a,b b Tobias Renz , Philip Leistner , Andreas Liebl Institute for Acoustics and Building Physics, University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 7, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, Nobelstrasse 12, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany ARTIC L E I NF O ABSTRAC T Keywords: Sound masking is a well-known measure to reduce the detrimental impact of irrelevant background speech in Open-plan office open-plan offices. However, the impact of the location of sound masking loudspeakers on the efficiency of Sound masking masking systems with regard to cognitive performance has not yet been evaluated. This aspect is particularly Cognitive performance important in decentralised sound masking architectures that enable individualised solutions but may depend Annoyance highly on spatial release from masking. This paper reports on a study in an open-plan office with laboratory-like Background speech conditions. The subjects performed a serial recall task and completed a questionnaire during twelve different Office noise sound conditions with five different loudspeaker sets. With regard to serial http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Acoustics Elsevier

Effects of the location of sound masking loudspeakers on cognitive performance in open-plan offices: Local sound masking is as efficient as conventional sound masking

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd
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0003-682X
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1872-910X
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10.1016/j.apacoust.2018.04.003
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Applied Acoustics 139 (2018) 24–33 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Applied Acoustics journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/apacoust Effects of the location of sound masking loudspeakers on cognitive performance in open-plan offices: Local sound masking is as efficient as conventional sound masking a, a,b b Tobias Renz , Philip Leistner , Andreas Liebl Institute for Acoustics and Building Physics, University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 7, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, Nobelstrasse 12, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany ARTIC L E I NF O ABSTRAC T Keywords: Sound masking is a well-known measure to reduce the detrimental impact of irrelevant background speech in Open-plan office open-plan offices. However, the impact of the location of sound masking loudspeakers on the efficiency of Sound masking masking systems with regard to cognitive performance has not yet been evaluated. This aspect is particularly Cognitive performance important in decentralised sound masking architectures that enable individualised solutions but may depend Annoyance highly on spatial release from masking. This paper reports on a study in an open-plan office with laboratory-like Background speech conditions. The subjects performed a serial recall task and completed a questionnaire during twelve different Office noise sound conditions with five different loudspeaker sets. With regard to serial

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Applied AcousticsElsevier

Published: Oct 1, 2018

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