In dense environments, such as apartments, townhomes, etc., people are often bothered by loud sounds generated by neighbors or others nearby. Currently, alerting the source of the disturbance requires walking over to the person or manually messaging them via a suitable communication mechanism. This disclosure describes the use of an assistive device with ambient sound input capabilities to detect sound disturbances from the surrounding environment, locate the source(s) of the detected disturbance(s), and generate alerts for appropriate mitigating actions. The described techniques are implemented with specific user permission.
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N/A, "Employing assistive device audio input to detect and mitigate loud noises", Technical Disclosure Commons, (November 13, 2019)