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sound pressure

n.
The varying difference, at a fixed point in a given medium, between the pressure caused by a sound wave and either atmospheric pressure or the average pressure of the medium.
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Noun1.sound pressure - the difference between the instantaneous pressure at a point in a sound field and the average pressure at that point
force per unit area, pressure, pressure level - the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit); "the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure"
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PA 1 PATROL Series Sounders reach a 105 dB (A) Max sound pressure level through a user controlled rotary volume switch and offer 80 pre-programmed alarm tones with 4 stages for distinctive signaling of specific events.
Due to the relatively high values of the peak sound pressure level and the rapidly changing nature of impulse noise, the authors could not use the subjective real-ear attenuation at threshold (REAT) test method [3-5] to assess the effectiveness of noise reduction by hearing protectors for impulse noise [6].
For each boundary element node, this calculation is performed, and the transfer functions between the nodes and the predefined sound pressure measurement points are calculated for each direction which gives the acoustic transfer vectors for each boundary element.
The Blast Horn allows the sound pressure to be both heard and felt, while the Compression Horn, uniquely designed to improve the directionality of sound and sound pressure, generates crisper sound at higher frequencies while all-in-one party OK99 offers output of 1,800 watts with its Grab & Move handle and casters.
'Our study showed that transportation noise increases the risk for a heart attack by 2.0 to 3.4 percent per 10 decibels increase in the average sound pressure level at home.' said Martin Roosli, lead author of the published research.
Taipower claims that their simulation and assessment estimated that the sound pressure level at the nearest house would be 25.1 dB(A), while the low-frequency noise would be 22.0 dB(A), both within the EPA's daytime limit of 50 dB(A) and evening limit of 40 dB(A).
ONCE again, a report (Wayfarer, Viewpoints, July 25) in the M.E.N concerns 'noise' levels (sound pressure levels); this time at the Opera House.
For example, addition of 60 dB with 60 dB sounds give rise to only 63 dB that can be calculated by the following formula where SPL meant for sound pressure level.
The CoRTN (Calculation of Road Traffic Noise) model of the United Kingdom estimates the A-weighted sound pressure level that is exceeded for 10% of the measurement period at a reference distance of 10 (m) away from the nearside carriageway edge as follows [26].
Sound pressure level was measured using a sound level meter (RION Co., Ltd., NL-31) with a non-directional 1/2-inch microphone (RION Co., Ltd., UC-30).