Impulse noise induced hearing loss - an overview.
Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York, 1981 Jan; :1-44
An overview of studies on impulse noise induced hearing loss is presented. It is maintained that the equal energy hypothesis (EEH) is a procedure that relates noise induced hearing loss to the total acoustic energy of noise exposure and is a useful concept for continuous noise which can be applied to large sample studies. It was found, however, that results from controlled laboratory experiments using impulse noise ran counter to the EEH. Impulse noise produced effects different from relations found between various parameters of continuous noise and the resulting TTS/PTS. Measurement and classification procedures for impulse noise are proposed. The effects of impulse noise on auditory function in terms of variability, TTS recovery patterns, amplitude and duration, critical duration and number of impulses, microstructure of the impulse, temporal pattern of the exposure, and interaction of continuous and impulse noise are discussed.
NIOSH-Grant; Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Hearing-tests; Hearing-disorders; Noise-exposure; Long-term-exposure; Physiology
Otolaryngology Upstate Medical Center Departm 750 E Adams Street Syracuse, N Y 13210
Final Grant Report
Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York, (Unpublished) Grant No. R01-OH-00364, 44 pages, 37 references
Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York