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Noise measurement and acceptability criteria.

Authors
Botsford-JH
Source
The industrial environment - its evaluation and control, 3rd edition. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 74-117, 1973 Jan; :321-331
NIOSHTIC No.
00074575
Abstract
Instruments for measuring noise are described, including sound level meters, calibrators, impulse meters, frequency analyzers, accessory equipment, and sound monitors. Sound exposure monitors can be worn by roving workmen to record individual patterns of exposure. Criteria for the acceptability of noise are dictated by the effects which are to be avoided. The most important of these is hearing damage resulting from prolonged exposure to excessive noise. Other undesirable effects are speech interference, annoyance, and non- auditory effects of noise. Survey techniques are described.
Keywords
Hearing-loss; Noise-meters; Environmental-health; Hearing-disorders; Acoustic-measurement; Measurement-instrumentation; Speech-interference-level
Publication Date
19730101
Document Type
Chapter
Fiscal Year
1973
Identifying No.
Contract-099-71-0045
Source Name
The industrial environment - its evaluation and control, 3rd edition
State
OH
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