Definition : Noise - Acoustic comfort

Well-being of a natural person regarding its non-disturbance by noise. The comfort threshold in acoustics is specific to each person, in that it depends on his quality of auditory perception, but also on his threshold of tolerance to noise.  Acoustic comfort is an important element of the quality of life in a home. It should be noted that "acoustic comfort" is not synonymous with soundproofing index.

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