Noise and stress

Perceived acoustic environment, work performance and well-being

The aim of the study was to investigate workers' perceptions of the acoustic
environment of offices and study its relations to work performance and well-being.
Questionnaire results from 11 companies and 689 respondents were analyzed.
Occupants in private rooms and open offices were compared. Noise was the main
indoor environmental problem in open offices. Speech was the most distracting
source of noise in both office types but the degree of disturbance was lower in private rooms.

See the full report here.


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