background noise


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background noise

[′bak‚grau̇nd ‚nȯiz]
(acoustics)
The unwanted residual sound that is present whether or not the sound source being studied is in operation.
(engineering)
The undesired signals that are always present in an electronic or other system, independent of whether or not the desired signal is present.

background noise

The total noise from all sources other than a particular one of interest.

background noise

An extraneous signal that has crept into a line, channel or circuit.
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Background noise was then added to the convolved speech.
Hearing new words in fluent speech without a lot of background noise before trying to learn what objects the new words corresponded to may help very young children master new vocabulary," suggests Jenny Saffran, College of Letters & Science Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who coauthored the study.
Answers will vary, but background noise makes it more difficult to hear the pin drop.
To determine a possible threshold of annoyance, repeated measures ANOVA was used to determine if the annoyance ratings of the background noise signals alone were different from the ratings of the background noise with the tones.
Parks speculated that over time, whales may be able to change their call frequency to make themselves heard above rising background noise.
1) The complaints could be attributed partially to low background noise levels and lack of sound masking required to render conversations and activities unnoticeable.
We also found - even when we were in the very heart of the city - that background noise levels were low.
Additional acoustic performance improvements to remove background noise using a dual-microphone spatial filter are planned for the Convergence Platform, achieved through the integration of another LifeVibes Voice product, the Noise Void background noise eliminator.
Ziegler of the University of Provence in Marseille, France, and his colleagues find that these children's subtle problems in identifying spoken consonants in quiet settings become far worse with the addition of background noise.
One M1114 crew told him they were wearing the ITH when a tank was operating nearby, and not only was the M1114 driver able to keep in constant contact with the gunner through the headset, but the headset canceled out almost all of the background noise from the tank.
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