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  • Abstract:
    As a rule, the needs of people with impaired hearing are to be considered at the design stage. It should be borne in mind that spoken communication not only takes place in "function rooms", but in all locations where people congregate, for example: hallways, lobbies, recreation halls. The standard DIN 18041 considers the current state of knowledge regarding audibility and inclusion. A fully scientifically justifiable derivation of exact numerical values requirement for this is currently unknown. We know, however, that a strong absorption is a favorable effect on the audibility. DIN 18041 specifies acoustic specifications and instructions for th eroom acoustic design to ensure good acoustic quality, primarily of spoken communication, in rooms. It applies to small to medium-sized rooms with a room volume up to about 5000 m<(hoch) 3>, and to sports halls and swimming baths without public present up to 30000 m<(hoch) 3> in volume. A differentiation is made between acoustic quality over medium and large distances, for instance classrooms and children's day care centers, and over small distances, for instance in eating places and public areas. The standard does not cover the acoustic quality of rooms with special requirements, such as theatres, concert halls, in rooms for the high-quality recording of music and speech as well as dwellings.
  • Document number:
    DIN 18041
  • Issuing date:
  • Document type:
  • Title:
    Acoustic quality in rooms - Specifications and instructions for the room acoustic design
  • Replaces:
    DIN 18041(2004-05); DIN 18041(2015-02)
  • Author:
    Acoustics, Noise Control and Vibration Engineering Standards Committee in DIN and VDI
  • Search term:
    Accessible; Acoustic irradiation; Acoustical quality; Acoustics; Audibility; Construction; Construction works; Definitions; Dimensions; Distance; Electroacoustics; Ergonomics; Hardness of hearing; Hearing ability; Hearing disability; Interfering noise; Loss of hearing; Noise control (acoustic); Reverberation; Reverberation time; Rooms; Size of room; Sound absorption; Sound absorption coefficient; Speech intelligibility; Volume (sound)
  • Application areas:
    35.05 Gestaltung der Arbeitsstätten und -plätze; 36.15 Sinnesleistungen; 38.05 Akustik/Lärm
  • Hazards:
    AB Terminologische Festlegungen in Normen mit Arbeitsschutzbezug; AC Mess- und Prüfverfahren für die Ermittlung von Belastungen und Gefährdungen; GC Schall (Lärm); HA Gefährdungen durch Faktoren der Arbeits- und Arbeitsplatzgestaltung im Allgemeinen
  • ICS:
    17.140.01 Acoustic measurements and noise abatement in general; 91.120.20 Acoustics in building. Sound insulation
  • Price:
    143,30 EUR
  • Cross references:
    DIN 1320 (2009-12)<S>; DIN 4109 (1989-11){historisch}<S>; DIN EN 12354-6 (2004-04)<S>; DIN EN 60268-16 (2012-05){historisch}<S>; DIN EN ISO 354 (2003-12)<S>; DIN EN ISO 3382-1 (2009-10)<G>; DIN EN ISO 3382-2 (2008-09)<G>; DIN EN ISO 9921 (2004-02)<G>; DIN VDE 0833-4 (2014-10)<G>; ISO 7240-19 (2007-08)<G>; DIN EN 50849 (2017-11)<G>; DIN EN ISO 10052 (2021-11)<G>; DIN EN ISO 80000-8 (2020-06)<G>; DIN 18040-1 (2010-10); DIN 45635-60 (1989-10); DIN 45641 (1990-06); DIN EN ISO 3746 (2011-03); VDI 3760 (1996-02); DIN EN 16205 (2021-02); DIN EN IEC 60118-4 (2018-08); VDI 2058 Blatt 2 (2020-08); VDI 2569 (2019-10)
  • Cited in:
    DIN 67700 (2017-05)<STARR>; DIN EN 15288-1 (2019-05); DIN EN 17210 (2021-08); DIN EN ISO 24504 (2016-12); ASR A 3.7 (2018-05-02)<STARR>; ASR A 3.7 (2021-03-24)<STARR>; DGUV Grundsatz 315-411 (2022-07); DGUV Grundsatz 315-412 (2022-07); DGUV Information 202-093 (2017-01); DGUV Information 207-027 (2019-01); DGUV Information 215-112 (2017-06); DGUV Information 215-443 (2021-03); DGUV Regel 102-601 (2019-08); DGUV Regel 102-602 (2019-07); DGUV Regel 115-401 (2018-05); 17/30360253 DC (2017-07-17); 20/30383513 DC (2020-10-14); 20/30393455 DC (2020-02-20); BS EN 15288-1 (2018-12-12); BS EN 17210 (2021-01-27); BS ISO 23591 (2021-09-29); BVF Richtlinie Nr. 15.3 (2021-01); BVF Richtlinie Nr. 15.3 (2022-03); BVF Richtlinie Nr. 15.4 (2020-06); BVF Richtlinie Nr. 15.5 (2022-02); BVF Richtlinie Nr. 15.6 (2021-08); BVF Richtlinie Nr. 15.12 (2021-01); VDI 2166 Blatt 3 (2023-06)<STARR>; VDI 2569 (2019-10)<STARR>
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