Multimodale Lästigkeit von Lärm und Vibrationen in Nutzfahrzeugen: Untersuchung zur wahrgenommenen Belästigung an Arbeitsplätzen in Kehrmaschinen im Kontext der Lärm- und Vibrations-Arbeitsschutzverordnung (LärmvibrationsArbSchV)

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People are exposed to noise and vibrations in many situations simultaneously. Particularly at work places of machine drivers both noise and vibration immissions at critical levels occur frequently. Simultaneous exposure of sound and vibration leads to a complex stimulus that is perceived with multiple senses. To investigate the annoyance, caused by such a multimodal perception event, measurements in street sweeping vehicles were carried out. On this basis, scenes at different sound and whole-body vibration levels were presented to the subjects in a perception experiment and rated with regard to their annoyance. The participants' ratings deliver detailed knowledge about the influence of both stimuli's strength and their interaction. With the participants' ratings, insights about the influence of both stimuli's strength and their interaction were gained.

Translated title of the contribution
Multimodal annoyance of noise and vibration in utility vehicles - An investigation concerning the perceived annoyance of street sweeper driver's workplaces in the context of the German noise and vibration work safety regulations


Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)212-216
Number of pages5
Journal Lärmbekämpfung : Akustik, Schallschutz, Schwingungstechnik
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2015

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ORCID /0000-0002-0803-8818/work/142256955
Scopus 84945260679


Sustainable Development Goals


  • acoustics, haptics, auditory tactile interaction