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Outputs and Transfer - Research Goal 4.3:
Prevent hearing loss from impulsive noise through
development of standards and instrumentation

Research efforts on exposure to impulsive noise and development of new measurement instruments have been published and presented at national and international professional conferences. Current research outputs and technology transfers are:

The Department of Homeland Security, Citizenship and Immigration Service disseminated HLR program recommendations on appropriate use and selection of HPDs among all National Firearms Units. Those units covered the recommendations in the training of more than 19,000 officers, the largest civilian armed force in the federal government. Additionally, the DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is implementing the HLR program’s HPD recommendations for DOE law enforcement personnel.

The CRADA with Larson-Davis will result in the manufacturing of a new instrument based on HLR program innovations. The instrument will allow researchers, scientists, and industrial hygienists to collect empirical data to support the development of an impulsive noise damage risk criterion since no such instrument exists today.

HLR program researchers are leading efforts to establish new national and international standards on measuring and evaluating impulsive sounds.

The UBC is using NIOSH recommendations for hearing protection in their apprentice training programs at their training centers.  They are pilot testing the Combat Arms Hearing protector which is designed to protect against impulsive noise while allowing for normal communication.

Intermediate Outcomes
There are currently no intermediate outcomes associated with this effort.

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Publications

Journal Articles

Dunn DE, Davis RR, Merry CJ, Franks JR [1991]. Hearing loss in the chinchilla from impact and continuous noise exposure. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 90 (1) 1979-1985. (10 known citations)

Erdreich J [1984]. Characterization and measurements of work site impulse noise. Noise Control Engineering Journal 23 (3) 120-126.

Erdreich J [1986]. A distribution based definition of impulse noise. Journal of Acoustical Society of America 79 (4) 990-998. (19 known citations)

Harney JM, King BF, Tubbs RL, Hayden CS, Kardous CA, Khan A, Mickelsen RL, Willson RD [2005]. Health Hazard Evaluation report 2000-0191-2960. Immigration and Naturalization Service, National Firearms Unit, Altoona, Pennsylvania. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Hamernik RP [1974]. Interaction of continuous and impulse noise: audiometric and histological effects. J Acoust Soc Am 55(1): 117-121.

Hamernik RP, Ahroon WA [1998]. Interrupted noise exposures: threshold shift dynamics and permanent effects. J Acoust Soc Am 103(6): 3478-3488. (7 known citations)

Hamernik RP, Ahroon WA [1999]. Susceptibility of the noise-toughened auditory system to noise-induced trauma. Hear Res 132(1-2): 140-8. (4 known citations)

Hamernik RP, Ahroon WA, Davis RI, Axelsson A [1989]. Noise and vibration interactions: effects on hearing. J Acoust Soc Am 86(6): 2129-2137. (1 known citation)

Hamernik RP, Ahroon WA, Davis RI, Lei SF [1994]. Hearing threshold shifts from repeated 6-h daily exposure to impact noise. J Acoust Soc Am 95(1): 444-453. (4 known citations)

Hamernik RP, Ahroon WA, Hsueh KD, Lei SF, Davis RI [1993]. Audiometric and histological differences between the effects of continuous and impulsive noise exposures. J Acoust Soc Am. 93(4): 2088-2095. (6 known citations)

Hamernik RP, Ahroon WA, Jock BM, Bennett JA [1998]. Noise-induced threshold shift dynamics measured with distortion- product otoacoustic emissions and auditory evoked potentials in chinchillas with inner hair cell deficient cochleas. Hear Res 118(1-2): 73-82.

(8 known citations)

Hamernik RP, Ahroon WA, Patterson JA Jr [1988]. Threshold recovery functions following impulse noise trauma. J Acoust Soc Am 84(3): 941-950. (12 known citations)

Hamernik RP, Ahroon WA, Patterson JH, Qiu W [2002]. Relations among early post exposure noise-induced threshold shifts and permanent threshold shifts in the chinchilla. J Acoust Soc Am. 111(1): 320-326. (1 known citations)

Hamernik RP, Henderson D [1974]. Impulse noise trauma. A study of histological susceptibility. Arch Otolaryngol 99(2): 118-121.

Hamernik RP, Henderson D, Coling D, Slepecky N [1980]. The interaction of whole body vibration and impulse noise. J Acoust Soc Am 67(3): 928-934. (15 known citations)

Hamernik RP, Henderson D, Hynson K [1978]. Impulsive Noise and Synergistic Effects Aggravate Hearing Loss. Occup Health Safety 47(1): 50-52, 54, 56-58.

Hamernik RP, Henderson D, Salvi RJ [1980]. Contribution of animal studies to our understanding of impulse noise induced hearing loss. Scand Audiol Suppl Aug; (Suppl 12):128-46. (1 known citation)

Hamernik RP, Qiu W [2000]. Correlations among evoked potential thresholds, distortion product otoacoustic emissions and hair cell loss following various noise exposures in the chinchilla. Hear Res 150(1-2): 245-257. (9 known citations)

Hamernik RP, Qiu W [2001]. Energy-independent factors influencing noise-induced hearing loss in the chinchilla model. J Acoust Soc Am 110(6): 3163-3168. (3 known citations)

Hamernik RP, Qiu W, Davis B [2003]. Cochlear toughening, protection, and potentiation of noise-induced trauma by non-Gaussian noise. J Acoust Soc Am 113(2): 969-976. (1 known citation)

Hamernik RP, Qiu W, Davis B [2003]. The effects of the amplitude distribution of equal energy exposures on noise-induced hearing loss: the kurtosis metric. J Acoust Soc Am 114(1): 386-395. (1 known citation)

Hamernik RP, Turrentine G, Roberto M, Salvi R, Henderson D. Anatomical correlates of impulse noise-induced mechanical damage in the cochlea. Callier Center for Communication Disorders, Univ of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, Texas, 75235.

Hamernik RP, Turrentine G, Roberto M, Salvi RJ, Henderson D [1984]. Anatomical correlates of impulse noise-induced mechanical damage in the cochlea. Hear Res 13: 229-247. (48 known citations)

Hamernik RP, Ahroon WA [1999]. Sound-induced priming of the chinchilla auditory system. Hear Res 137(1-2): 127-136.

Henderson D [1977]. Workshop on Impulsive Noise Hazards. Syracuse, New York: Upstate Medical Center 1-5.

Henderson D, Farzi F, Danielson R [1990]. The concept of critical level and impulse noise. Environ Int 16: 353-361.

Henderson D, Hamernik RP [1986]. Impulse noise: critical review. J Acoust Soc Am 80(2):569-584. (36 known citations)

Henderson D, Hamernik RP, Hynson K [1979]. Hearing loss from simulated work-week exposure to impulse noise. J Acoust Soc Am 65(5): 1231-1237.

Henderson D, Hamernik RP, Sitler RW [1974]. Audiometric and histological correlates of exposure to 1-msec noise impulses in the chinchilla. J Acoust Soc Am 56(4): 1210-1221.

Henderson D, Salvi RJ, Pavek G, Hamernik RP [1984]. Amplitude modulation thresholds in Chinchillas with high-frequency hearing loss. J Acoust Soc Am 75: 1177-1183. (14 Known citations)

Henderson D, Spongr V, Subramaniam M., Campo P [1994]. Anatomical effects of impact noise. Hear Res 76(1-2): 101-117. (20 known citations)

Henderson D, Subramaniam M [1996]. Advances in our understanding of noise induced hearing loss. Appl Occup Environ Hyg 11(4): 255-260.

Henderson D, Subramaniam M, Gratton, MA, Saunders S [1991]. Impact noise: The importance of level, duration, and repetition rate. J Acoust Soc Am 89(3): 1350-1357. (10 known citations)

Kardous, CA [2005]. International Bureau of World Intellectual Property Organization – International Patent Application Number PCT/U.S.2004/022499. System for Monitoring Exposure to Impulsive Noise.

Kardous CA, Franks JR, Davis RR [2005] – NIOSH/NHCA Best Practices Workshop on Impulsive Noise. Noise Control Engineering Journal, 53 (2) 53-60.

Kardous CA, Willson RD, Murphy WJ [2005]. New Dosimeter Design for Monitoring Exposure to Impulsive Noise. Applied Acoustics Journal, 66 (8): 974-985.

Kardous CA [2003]. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office System for Monitoring Exposure to Impulsive Noise. U.S. Provisional Patent Application Number 60/487,449.

Kardous CA [2003]. New design concept for an impulse noise dosimeter. American Industrial Hygiene Conference, May 2003, Dallas, Texas.

Kardous CA, Murphy WJ, Willson RD [2003]. New design concept for an impulse noise dosimeter. National Hearing Conservation Association- Best Practices Workshop, May 2003, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Kardous CA, Murphy WJ, Willson RD, [2003]. Personal noise exposure assessment from small firearms. Acoustical Society of America Conference, April, 2003, Nashville, Tennessee.

Kardous CA, Willson RD [2004]. Limitations of using dosimeter in impulse noise environments, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 1 (7) pp.456-462. (1 known citation)

Kardous CA, Willson RD, Hayden CS (2003) – Noise assessment and abatement strategies an indoor firing range. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 18 (8) pp. 629-639.

Murphy WJ, Kardous CA [2003] – Attenuation measurements of passive linear and nonlinear hearing protectors for impulse noise. Acoustical Society of America Conference, April, 2003, Nashville, Tennessee.

NIOSH-Larson Davis, Inc. Public Health Service Cooperative Development and Research Agreement. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Tubbs RL, Murphy WJ, Little MR [2002]. Health Hazard Evaluation report 2002-0131-2898. Fort Collins Police Services, Fort Collins, Colorado. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office [2003] .System for Monitoring Exposure to Impulsive Noise. U.S. Provisional Patent Application Number 60/487,449.

Book/Chapters/Proceedings/Abstracts

Hamernik RP, Henderson D [1976]. The Potentiation of Noise by Other Ototraumatic Agents. In: Effects of Noise on Hearing, Henderson D, Hamernik RP, osanjh D, Mills J, eds. Raven Press, New York: 291-307.

Henderson D, Hamernik RP [1982]. Asymptotic threshold shift from ompulse noise. In: New Perspectives on Noise-Induced Hearing Loss. Hamernik RP, Henderson D, Salvi R. eds. Raven Press, New York, pp. 265-280.

Kardous CA [2004]. Noise Dosimeters. Book Chapter 36, to be published in Malcolm Crocker Handbook of Noise and Vibration Control. John Wiley & Sons, New York.

Schneider S, Spencer E, Babich DR, Healy T, Bailey C, Moir S, Kardous CA, Ogle T, Ringen K [2002]. Construction Noise Control in the 21st Century. In: Proceedings of the 12th Annual Construction Safety and Health Conference " Power Through Partnerships." Rosemont, Illinois: Construction Safety Council, pp. 39-44.

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[37] Tubbs RL, Murphy WJ, Little MR [2002]. Health Hazard Evaluation report 2002-0131-2898. Fort Collins Police Services, Fort Collins, Colorado. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio.

[38] Harney JM, King BF, Tubbs RL, Hayden CS, Kardous CA, Khan A, Mickelsen RL, Willson RD [2005]. Health Hazard Evaluation report 2000-0191-2960. Immigration and Naturalization Service, National Firearms Unit, Altoona, Pennsylvania. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio.

[39] Kardous CA, Franks JR, Davis RR [2005] – NIOSH/NHCA Best Practices Workshop on Impulsive Noise. Noise Control Engineering Journal, 53 (2) 53-60.

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