background noise

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Noun1.background noise - extraneous noise contaminating sound measurements that cannot be separated from the desired signal
background signal, background - extraneous signals that can be confused with the phenomenon to be observed or measured; "they got a bad connection and could hardly hear one another over the background signals"
surface noise - noise produced by the friction of the stylus of a record player moving over the rotating record
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The close-talk utterances were played through a head and torso simulator (HATS) located in the driver seat (95th percentile male seating position) while the background road noise was recreated in the vehicle according to the ITU (International Telecommunications Union) protocol defined in [2] for the simulation of recorded vehicle background noise in the car cabin.
The system is used to measure background noise from high-energy neutrons, allowing researchers to account for interference in measurements when monitoring nuclear reactors.
Having a directional microphone also can help, because it picks up sounds closer to you more clearly than background noise.
A new study has found that the presence of background noise in the home or at school makes it more difficult for toddlers to learn new words.
Many sufferers find that background noise, such as playing music, reduces their awareness of the sounds in their ears.
This allows engineers to hear how things sound without any background noise.
An early indicator can be when you're in a group situation and there's background noise, so you miss parts of conversations, or find it harder than it used to be to hear," says Audiologist Sharmila Patel.
Our NEW approach In addition to the standard hearing assessment we also carry out the revolutionary Speech-in-Noise (QUICKSIN) test that shows how well you can hear in the presence of background noise and provides an indication of the likely benefit you will derive from a hearing aid.
For Method I (direct assessment with task), five levels of two tonal frequencies (125 Hz and 500 Hz) were tested above two different background noise levels (40 dBA and 55 dBA, with spectra roughly following RC contours of RC-25 and RC-40 respectively) for a total of 20 test signals.
It quickly analyzes speech and removes most of the background noise.
Wang said that for 50 years, researchers have tried to pull out the speech from the background noise, asserting that hasn't worked, so they decided to try a very different approach: classify the noisy speech and retain only the parts where speech dominates the noise.
Heasley said background noise, which can be anything from the wind, chatter or trees rustling, can interfere with the signals that determine a miner's exact location.