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Towards soundscape indices

Kang, J; Aletta, F; Oberman, T; Erfanian, M; Kachlicka, M; Lionello, M; Mitchell, A; (2019) Towards soundscape indices. In: Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress on Acoustics: integrating 4th EAA Euroregio 2019: 9-13 September 2019 in Aachen, Germany. (pp. pp. 2488-2495). International Congress on Acoustics: Berlin, Germany. Green open access

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Abstract

The growing field of soundscape studies considers sound environments as perceived, in context, with an interdisciplinary approach. This paper outlines an ongoing European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant project, which aims to establish “soundscape indices” (SSID). By taking psychological, (psycho)acoustical, neural and physiological, and contextual factors into account, SSID will adequately reflect levels of human comfort to integrate side-by-side with (and eventually replace) decibel-based metrics into existing (international) regulations, shifting the focus from noise control to a more holistic approach. Steps to achieve this include: to characterise soundscapes, by capturing acoustic environments and establishing a comprehensive database; to identify key factors and their influence on soundscape quality based on the database, by conducting laboratory psychological evaluations, acoustical/psychoacoustic factors analysis, and also, to research the neural and psychophysiological underpinnings of soundscape experience, by applying techniques such as functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Skin Conductance Response (SCR); to develop, test and validate the soundscape indices, by analysing the influences of various factors; to demonstrate the applicability of the soundscape indices in practice, by establishing frameworks for soundscape prediction, design, and standardisation. Ultimately, the findings of SSID will allow for an easy assessment of public spaces and the increase of the noise management impact.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Towards soundscape indices
Event: 23rd International Congress on Acoustics
ISBN-13: 9783939296157
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.18154/RWTH-CONV-239249
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.18154/RWTH-CONV-239249
Language: English
Additional information: © 2019 ICA. This is an Open Access article published under the terms of a Creative Commons license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/legalcode).
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10119761
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