3aNSb1. On the need for noise labeling standards.

Session: Wednesday Morning, June 18

Author: Paul D. Schomer
Location: U.S. Army Construction Eng. Res. Labs., P.O. Box 9005, Champaign, IL 61826-9005


Currently, ``quiet'' is being advertised as an attribute of certain products. For example, one can purchase ``quiet'' dishwashers. Other products have had their own labels for years. For example, some home bathroom fans have carried a rating in sones. But no standard, uniform method exists to label such products. This paper discusses the need for such standards and some of the attributes such standards might possess.

ASA 133rd meeting - Penn State, June 1997