Noise Pollution

What is psychoacoustics?

Psychoacoustics, which connects acoustics with psychology, is the study of how the mind reacts to different sounds. This field of study is especially important to consumer product manufacturing, because a consumer associates particular sounds with certain products or sensations. For example, people associate low-frequency rumbling sounds with power and torque, while higher-frequency sounds often represent high speeds and out-of-control occurrences. Psychoacoustics can play a major role in the development and commercial success of many products.


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