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Noise Repository

Noise Repository (Link) - Upload or Download your high-quality, documented audio recordings for use in research studies!

The DOD Hearing Center of Excellence (HCE) noticed that researchers were either duplicating efforts or remaining consistently under-resourced

to produce research-quality sound recordings for each new study. Therefore, the HCE has sponsored the development of the Military Sounds 

Repository, filled with high-quality, well-documented sound files, in order to save the research community the time and effort ($) it takes to 

develop these tools on their own. Researchers can store, analyze and retrieve sounds recorded in military environments through this platform.

Target Audience:

- Audiologists who need relevant examples for patients and clients

 - Users who want to compare sounds

 - Individuals with military sound recordings who don’t have the ability to easily analyze the sounds

 - Researchers who want to use relevant sounds for their experiments

 - Researchers and audiologist who want to share their recordings


Basic analysis of sounds in repository

    Noise levels (Leq)

    First and third octave bands

    Sound level distribution

 Faceted Search

    Taxonomies and categorization



    Keyword search

 Sound Previews

 Quality Assurance Processing

     Restricted to vetted users

     Rating system employed

     Calibrations provided

     Comparison feature for searching

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