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Auralization of traffic noise within the LISTEN project: Preliminary results for passenger car pass-by
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
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2009 (English)In: Euronoise 2009: Action on noise in Europe / [ed] J. Kang, Edinburgh: Institute of Acoustics , 2009Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Auralization of future traffic noise scenarios would be a valuable tool for city planners, noise consultants and decision makers, since it would make it possible to evaluate various noise mitigation solutions already at the planning stage. The main goal of the Swedish multidisciplinary research project LISTEN is to develop such a tool. In the present paper, auralizations of a single pass-by of a passenger car are investigated with respect to different simulation approaches, and the methodologies behind the approaches are described. Three listening experiments were conducted in order to perceptually evaluate the auralizations. The results showed a high degree of perceptual agreement between real and auralized sounds. However, slight differences between real and auralized sounds were found for perceived realism, annoyance and speed of vehicles, which calls for further improvements of the auralizations.

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Edinburgh: Institute of Acoustics , 2009.
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auralization, percieved realism, traffic simulation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-34998OAI: diva2:286076
Euronoise 2009
Available from: 2010-01-13 Created: 2010-01-13

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