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Methods for Recording and Documenting Ambient Environmental Sound for use in Listening Tests  (2021)
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The potential for implementing Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) vehicles as a viable new transportation system into communities will likely be significantly affected by the psychoacoustic impact of these new noise sources into the existing ambient soundscape. This document addresses a need within the research community for a consistent means of documenting recordings of the ambient soundscape via a metadata framework (Rizzi, et al. 2020). Such recordings can provide a cognitive context for AAM vehicle sounds, as well as a fixed condition or independent variable against which experimental manipulations of vehicle sounds can be evaluated in listening tests. This document also provides recommendations for recording and reproduction techniques of ambient sound. A brief review is made of the use of ambient recordings in prior aircraft noise studies, and of psychoacoustic motivations for its implementation is reviewed from the fields of soundscape, auditory scene analysis, and time-varying partial specific loudness research.
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AAM, advanced, air, Ambient, Environmental, Listening, mobility, noise, Sound, Tests
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