impulsive sound

impulsive sound

[im′pəl·siv ‚sau̇nd]
(acoustics)
A sound that lasts for a short period of time and includes frequencies over a large portion of the acoustic spectrum, such as a hammer blow or hand clap.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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An indicator for impulsive sound and a second indicator concerning the evolution of background noise are introduced.
Framework for calculating a distribution of sound exposure levels for impulsive sound events for the purpose of environmental nose assessment
Framework for calculating distribution of sound exposure levels for impulsive sound events for the purpose of environmental sound assessment.
Exposure to loud noise causes initially a temporary threshold shift, which becomes permanent after repeated exposure to loud impulsive sounds as in case of fire-arms.
Some claim the impulse time weighting approximates the loudness response of the human ear to impulsive sounds. Others feel that 35 milliseconds are not long enough to be perceived by the human auditory system and that it is not the most appropriate way to measure impulsive sounds.