SOUND PRESSURE By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 the force that is exerted by a sound wave. The unit of measurement is a Pascal. It is also called the acoustic pressure. Have a look on decibel. SOUND PRESSURE: "The sound pressure that sound exerts in terms of atmospheric pressure." Related Psychology Terms AUDITORY LOCALIZATION SOUND-LEVEL METER BRIL SCALE BLOOD PRESSURE ACOUSTIC ENVIRONMENTS EQUAL LOUDNESS CONTOUR BLOOD PRESSURE SOUND INTENSITY SOUND SPECTROGRAPH AMPLITUDE OF LIGHT WAVE Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SOUND PRESSURE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sound-pressure/ (accessed February 25, 2020).