2.4.1 Amplitude and frequency | Owners Corporation Network

2.4.1 Amplitude and frequency

The properties of noise which are important in the home are:

  • Amplitude (loudness measured in decibels)
  • Frequency (pitch measured in hertz)

The amount (amplitude) the pressure fluctuates determines the loudness (decibels) of the sound. The frequency of the pressure fluctuations determines the pitch (hertz).