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Noise Canceling Music: Reducing Noise by a Mixing it with Suitable Music

Abstract

Ambient noise is part of our daily life, and sometimes such noise can be bothersome. To reduce noise exposure, people usually listen to music through headphones and earphones or use noise-canceling devices. However, these measures can block some important information that the users do not want to miss. We propose a method called “noise-canceling music” that reduces the subjective sound magnitude of the noise when it is mixed with suitable music. The results of the experimental tests confirm that the perceived sound magnitude of noise decreases when it is mixed with suitable music. However, the method was not effective when perceptions of music were different.

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Book title

International Conference on Entertainment Computing & Joint Conference on Serious Games (ICEC-JCSG 2019)

Volume

LNCS 11863

Pages

278-284

Date of issue

2019/11/13

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-34644-7_22

Keywords

Noise / Music / Entertaining / Noise-canceling-music / Discomfort

Citation

Hiroki Tokuhisa, Kenta Sato, Kouhei Matsuda, Keiji Matsui, Satoshi Nakamura. Noise Canceling Music: Reducing Noise by a Mixing it with Suitable Music, International Conference on Entertainment Computing & Joint Conference on Serious Games (ICEC-JCSG 2019), Vol.LNCS 11863, pp.278-284, 2019.