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Effect of bilateral and unilateral continuous and impact noise on equilibrium as measured by the rail test.

Authors
Vanderhei-SL; Loeb-M
Source
J Appl Psychol 1976 Feb; 61(1):123-126
NIOSHTIC No.
00069007
Abstract
Description is given of an experiment designed to determine whether the unbalanced stimulation of the two ears impairs the ability to stand on rails with eyes open would hold in a natural free field situation, such as might exist in a real industrial environment. A preliminary experiment with 18 subjects standing with eyes open or closed in bilateral or unilateral noise indicates that there are no effects of noise on equilibrium. A second experiment involving monaural stimulation of 10 subjects under identical conditions to one of Harris's experiments also indicates no impairment by noise. Possible explanations of the inconsistent findings are discussed. (Contract No. 099-73-0022)
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-73-0022; Equilibrium; Sensory-perceptual-disorders; Sensory-perceptual-processes; Unstableness; Ear-disorders; Hearing-disorders; Noise; Behavior; Psychological-responses; Psychological-stress
CODEN
JAPGBP
Publication Date
19760201
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Contract-099-73-0022
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0021-9010
Source Name
Journal of Applied Psychology
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