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Effects of Office Noise on Annoyance and Task Performance

Researchers in the Graduate Program in Acoustics are looking for participants for a study related to office noise. The experiment will take approximately 1.5-2 hours of your time. The experiment will consist of listening to noises that occur in typical open-office environments, e.g. air conditioning noise, and people talking, phones ringing, etc. You will be asked to complete a series of performance tasks and provide ratings about the acoustic environments. Your heart rate will also be measured through three electrodes attached to your body. The office noise signals will be played at a controlled volume. The compensation for your voluntary participation is a $20 Amazon gift card.
Zhi Zhou at zmz5181@psu.edu
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18 year(s) or older
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Inclusion Criteria:
Must have a hearing threshold of 25 dB HL; a threshold of 30 dB in one frequency in each ear is acceptable (assessed during test session)
Have a minimum of 7 hours of sleep the night before the scheduled test session.
Limit your caffeine intake to your typical daily intake up to the time of the scheduled test session.
Have normal or corrected-to-normal vision.
Be fluent and fully proficient in English. (English does not need to be your native language.)
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Not meeting the inclusion criteria.
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State College, PA