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Noise dosimeters.

Authors
Kardous-CA
Source
Handbook of Noise and Vibration Control. Crocker MJ, ed., Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2007 Oct; :465-469
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20032945
Abstract
Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most prevalent occupational illnesses in the world, but it is also the most preventable. Noise dosimeters have been used extensively over the past two decades to document noise exposures and ensure compliance with rules and regulations developed by various international organizations and regulatory agencies. In the United States, such dosimeters are required to comply with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Specification for Personal Noise Dosimeters S1.25-1991 (R1997), which states that dosimeters should be suitable for measurement of impulsive, intermittent, and continuous noise. Noise dosimeters measure and store sound pressure levels and, by integrating these measurements over time, provide a cumulative noise exposure reading for a given period. Dosimeters can function as personal or area noise monitors. In occupational settings, personal noise dosimeters are often worn on the body of a worker with the microphone mounted on the middle-top of the person's most exposed shoulder.
Keywords
Noise-measurement; Impulse-noise; Occupational-exposure; Industrial-noise; Noise-analysis; Noise-exposure; Analytical-instruments; Analytical-processes
Publication Date
20071001
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Crocker-MJ
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780471395997
NIOSH Division
DART
Source Name
Handbook of Noise and Vibration Control
State
OH
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