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Human Effects when Exposed to Low-Frequency Noise or Vibration

Physiological effects from low-frequency noise or vibrations.

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The physiological effect of low-frequency noise and vibration peak amplitudes on a body:

Effects from Low-Frequency Noise and Vibrations on People

Comfort Assessments of Vibration Environments

Human Perception when Exposed to Low-Frequency Noise or Vibration
Vibration Level - Acceleration
(m/s2)
Human Perception
< 0.315 Not uncomfortable
0.315 - 0.63 A little uncomfortable
0.5 - 1 Fairly uncomfortable
0.8 - 1.6 Uncomfortable
1.25 - 2.5 Very uncomfortable
> 2 Extremely uncomfortable
  • 1 m/s2 = 3.28 ft/s2
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