Springer Handbook of Auditory Research

Loudness

Editors: Florentine, Mary, Popper, Arthur N., Fay, Richard R (Eds.)

  • First basic reference on loudness
  • An excellent resource for graduate students, consultants, clinicians, and researchers
  • Chapters written by leaders in the field
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The topic of loudness is of considerable concern both in and outside of research laboratories. Most people have developed an opinion about some aspect of loudness, and many complain about the loudness of background sounds in their daily environments and their impacts on quality of life. Moreover, such sounds interfere with the ability to hear useful sounds, and such masking can be especially problematic for people with hearing losses, children, older adults, and non-native speakers of a language.

At the same time, not all loud sounds are undesirable. Some loud sounds are important for human well-being, such as warning signals, whereas other loud sounds, such as music, can be pleasurable. In fact, loudness is essential for enjoying the dynamics of music. Thus, loudness is a pervasive and complex issue, and one that needs to be examined from a wide range of perspectives, and that is the purpose of this volume. 

Research in loudness has been performed in many countries, and this volume is an international endeavor with authors from Europe, Japan, and the United States, making the volume an attempt to provide a global network of information about loudness. The editors are very pleased to be able to bring together information on many aspects of loudness in this one volume, as well as to highlight approaches from many different perspectives.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Loudness

    Florentine, Mary

    Pages 1-15

  • Measurement of Loudness, Part I: Methods, Problems, and Pitfalls

    Marks, Lawrence E. (et al.)

    Pages 17-56

  • Measurement of Loudness, Part II: Context Effects

    Arieh, Yoav (et al.)

    Pages 57-87

  • Correlates of Loudness

    Epstein, Michael J.

    Pages 89-107

  • Loudness in the Laboratory, Part I: Steady-State Sounds

    Jesteadt, Walt (et al.)

    Pages 109-144

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eBook $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Loudness
Editors
  • Mary Florentine
  • Arthur N. Popper
  • Richard R Fay
Series Title
Springer Handbook of Auditory Research
Series Volume
37
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-6712-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-6712-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6711-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2724-7
Series ISSN
0947-2657
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 290
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