Master of Science
There is a widespread popular notion of a decremental effect in performance as a result of steady-state noise. This thought stems from two types of investigation; laboratory experiments and industrial studies. In regard to the latter, the evidence showing an effect of noise has been generally subjected to much criticism because of the many experimental design and statistical analysis problems.
Smith, M. Glenn, "The effects of auditory noise and information load on performance of a visual interpolation task" (1960). Theses and Dissertations. 3029.