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Auditory warnings and displays: an overview

Auditory warnings and displays: an overview
Auditory warnings and displays: an overview
Auditory warnings and displays take many forms. There are many characteristics and features associated with the technology of auditory displays, such as intensity, frequency, attention-getting ability, psychological salience and noise penetration ability. This chapter illustrates some of the problems typically encountered with auditory warnings. One unquestionable benefit of auditory warning and display systems is that they present a means of unburdening the visual channel. Auditory alarm and warning displays are commonplace, and may be divided loosely into four classes of areas of application. These are personal devices, transport, military and central control rooms. Typically work in applied areas of warning and display design has focused on the early stages of detection and interpretation. The chapter focuses on the effects of noise on performance as it is likely to be the most important practical and research issue in relation to noise and auditory warnings and displays. The chapter also presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in this book.

3-30
Routledge
Stanton, Neville A.
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Edworthy, Judy
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Edworthy, Judy
Stanton, Neville A.
Stanton, Neville A.
351a44ab-09a0-422a-a738-01df1fe0fadd
Edworthy, Judy
33e0c294-a252-4fd1-8d1b-570b5fa42212
Edworthy, Judy
Stanton, Neville A.

Stanton, Neville A. and Edworthy, Judy (2019) Auditory warnings and displays: an overview. In, Edworthy, Judy and Stanton, Neville A. (eds.) Human Factors in Auditory Warnings. (Human Factors in Auditory Warnings, , (doi:10.4324/9780429455742-1)) Routledge, pp. 3-30. (doi:10.4324/9780429455742-1).

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Auditory warnings and displays take many forms. There are many characteristics and features associated with the technology of auditory displays, such as intensity, frequency, attention-getting ability, psychological salience and noise penetration ability. This chapter illustrates some of the problems typically encountered with auditory warnings. One unquestionable benefit of auditory warning and display systems is that they present a means of unburdening the visual channel. Auditory alarm and warning displays are commonplace, and may be divided loosely into four classes of areas of application. These are personal devices, transport, military and central control rooms. Typically work in applied areas of warning and display design has focused on the early stages of detection and interpretation. The chapter focuses on the effects of noise on performance as it is likely to be the most important practical and research issue in relation to noise and auditory warnings and displays. The chapter also presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in this book.

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Published date: 28 January 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 435459
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/435459
PURE UUID: e2ea9309-7831-47f3-b150-91285ff6c53b
ORCID for Neville A. Stanton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8562-3279

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Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:13

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