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Research facilities include specialized laboratories, a mobile audiometric research facility, and instrumentation and equipment to provide comprehensive field study capabilities.  The laboratories include:

Field study capabilities include instrumentation for noise level assessments of complex noise exposures, impulsive noise recording and analysis, and audiometric testing, hearing protector fit-testing, and audiometric database analysis. The Hearing Loss Prevention Unit (HLPU), a mobile research facility, contains a four-person test room and is capable of conducting pure-tone audiometry and hearing protector fit-testing in field locations. It has been used at 42 sites nationwide to conduct over 5000 audiometric evaluations of more than 3600 workers. The mobile facility is also used for evaluation of training interventions.


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