The Book of Acoustics

11.0 Reference list

11.0 Reference list

Recommended further reading for those wishing to learn more about the science of acoustics.

  • 9 ways that sound affects our health, wellbeing and productivity, Kate Torgovnick May
  • A Basic Guide to Acoustic Treatment, Professional Music Technology
  • A Cheap Way to Test A Room’s Acoustics, RSL Speakers
  • A Technical Report on the Behaviour of Sound in an Enclosed Space, Olatubosun et al.
  • Acoustic basics for interior design on the NCIDQ Exam, Practice
  • Acoustic Design According to Room Shape, Knauf
  • Acoustic Design for Restaurants, Knauf
  • Acoustic impact on effective teaching and learning activities in open learning spaces, Campbell et al.
  • Acoustic Panels installed in hallways, The Quiet Room
  • Acoustic Problems & Solutions, Wenger
  • Acoustic Properties of Building Materials for Noise Control, The Constructor
  • Acoustical design in healthcare: An issue that needs to be heard, Healthcare Design
  • Acoustics & Noise, MAS Environmental
  • Acoustics in Practice – International e-Journal of the European Acoustics Association
  • Acoustics of Enclosed Spaces: Architectural Acoustics,
  • Acoustics of Schools: a design guide
  • Acoustics, EKOUS
  • An Acoustics Primer, Indiana University
  • Ancient Greek Amphitheater: Why You Can Hear From Back Row, ScienceDaily
  • Architectural Acoustics – Acceptable Room Sound Levels, Archtoolbox
  • Average Absorption Area of a Standing Person, P Edwards B. Sc.
  • Average Sound Absorption per Person at Octave Band Frequencies Between 125Hz And 4000Hz in an Enclosure, Chagok et al.
  • Basic Acoustic Concepts Series: Part One, Sound Acoustic Solutions
  • Behavior of Sound Waves, How Stuff Works
  • Classroom acoustics III: Acoustical model studies of elementary school classrooms, Siebein et al.
  •  Common Absorption Coefficients for Acoustical Treatments, Commercial Acoustics
  • Controlling noise within a space, acoustics.com
  • Dealing With The Effects Of Noise, Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • Different acoustic room types, AcousticBulletin
  • Echoes, DK
  • Effect of Chronic Noise Exposure on Aggressive Behavior of Automotive Industry Workers, Alimohammadi et al.
  • Effective noise control solutions for high ceiling spaces, Kirei
  • Effects of unattended speech on performance and subjective distraction: The role of acoustic design in open-plan offices, Haapakangas et al.
  • Fundamentals of Acoustics, Professor Colin H Hansen
  • Healing environment: A review of the impact of physical environmental factors on users, Huisman et al.
  • Healing soundscape: hospital acoustics 2.0, Evert Ph.J. De Ruiter
  • History of Acoustics, Siemens
  • How Do Acoustic Materials Work? Alice Elizabeth González
  • How does space shape sound? Greg J. Smith
  • How Soundmasking Leads to Better Acoustics, Pleasant Space, Facilities Net
  • How sounds affect our state of mind, Science for Environment Policy EU
  • How to Choose a Sound Masking System, Making Privacy Simple
  • How To Improve the Acoustics of a Room, ArchDaily
  • Improvement of voice alarm systems in underground stations, Luis Gomez-Agustina
  • International Standard ISO 3382-2 Acoustics
  • Is Noise Pollution the Next Big Public-Health Crisis? The New Yorker
  • Keys To Improve Architectural Acoustics: Sound Absorption and Diffusion, ArchDaily
  • Noise at Work, ASHA
  • Noise in the nervous system, Faisal et al.
  • Noise, Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • Noise, World Health Organisation
  • NR – Noise Rating Curve – The Engineering Toolbox
  • Optimised classroom acoustics for all, David Canning & Adrian James
  • Perceived acoustic environment, work performance and well-being – survey results from Finnish offices, Haapakangas et al.
  • Productivity: How Acoustics Affect Workers’ Performance In Offices & Open Areas, David M. Sykes, PhD
  • Reflection, Refraction, and Diffraction, The Physics Classroom
  • Refraction of Sound Waves, Daniel A. Russell Ph.D.
  • Reverberation Time, Hyper Physics
  • Room acoustics, Matias Remes, M.Sc. FISE A acoustics
  • Room Acoustics, PA Systems and Speech Intelligibility for Voice Alarm Systems using the example of the Cruise Center Steinwerder, Anselm Goertz and Alfred Schmitz
  • Room modes 101, Acoustic Frontiers
  • Sound absorption values and classes, Acoustic Comfort
  • Sound absorption, Designing Buildings Wiki
  • Sound Control for Improved Outcomes in Healthcare Settings, Joseph and Ulrich
  • Sound Diffusion Explained, AcousticsFirst
  • Sound Masking 101, Biamp
  • Sound Waves, University of Southampton
  • SoundMasking Systems, Niklas Moeller »» Soundproofing Material, Noise Help
  • Soundproofing vs Sound Absorption, Soundproof Cow
  • Soundscape, Quiet Areas & Health – a national and local challenge, Bureau Veritas
  • The 4 ways sound affects us, Julian Treasure
  • The Acoustic Performance of Modern Learning Environments Vs. Single Cell Classrooms, Michael Donn
  • The Basics Of Acoustics And Acoustic Panels In Interior Spaces, Acoustic Designworks
  • The Basics of Sound Control, Johns Manville
  • The Hidden Benefits of Silence, Psych Central
  • The Science and Applications of Acoustics, Daniel R. Raichel
  • The Speech Transmission Index (STI), embedded Acoustics
  • The Use of Computer Modeling in Room Acoustics, J. H. Rindel
  • Understanding Noise Control, City Soundproofing
  • Understanding the stress response, Harvard Medical School
  • Wave, Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • What are Noise Curves? NTI Audio
  • What are sound waves? BBC
  • What does productivity sound like? Wired
  • What is a decibel, and how is it measured? How Stuff Works
  • What Is Flutter Echo And How Does It Apply To Room Acoustics? Acoustic Fields
  • What is Sound and What is Noise? Environmental Protection Department Hong Kong
  • What is sound? The Open University
  • What’s More Distracting Than A Noisy Co-Worker? Turns Out, Not Much, NPR
  • What’s the Difference Between Indirect and Direct Field Sound Masking? Atlas IED
  • Where To Place Acoustic Panels, Commercial Acoustics
  • Which Materials Carry Sound Waves Best? Stephen Allan
  • Why Silence Is So Good For Your Brain, Huffington Post
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