The economic and social stakes in the domain of sound quality
require us to think seriously about th problem of subjectively
qualifying the noises produced by the machines present in our
daily environment. It is not simply a question of reducing
the level of noise, but of decreasing annoyance without
sacrificing the important acoustic information carried by
the noise concerning the functioning of the vibrating object.
Techniques for multidimensional analysis of perceptual
aspects of sounds and their subjective evaluation in terms
of preference or disagreableness are presented. This approach
allows both an analysis of the acoustic parameters to which
listeners are sensitive and their importance for the subjective
judgment being tested.
Contribution au colloque ou congrès : Euro-Noise 98