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Impairment to hearing from exposure to noise.

Authors
Kryter-KD; Cohen-A; Davis-H; Lempert-BL; Ward-WD
Source
J Acoust Soc Am 1973 May; 53(5):1211-1252
NIOSHTIC No.
00035551
Abstract
Review of the current situation of noise induced hearing impairment, with the opinion that commonly used methods for evaluating hearing impairment and the relationship of such impairment to noise exposure may significantly underestimate the severity of the impairment and overestimate tolerable noise exposure limits. Criteria for acceptable degrees of hearing impairment for speech and a criterion of an acceptable percentage of people to suffer noise induced hearing loss are suggested. A unit of equivalent noise measurement called "speech impairment risk" is proposed for use in setting tolerable limits of exposure to nonimpulsive and impulsive noise with respect to the above criteria or other suitable criteria. The article is followed by papers giving critical comments.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Noise-control; Hearing-disorders; Tolerance-levels; Hearing-loss; Hearing-threshold; Sound-levels
CODEN
JASMAN
Publication Date
19730501
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
5
ISSN
0001-4966
NIOSH Division
DBBS
Source Name
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
State
CA
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