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Effect of Electronic Hearing Protectors on Speech Intelligibility.
NTIS: PB 296 884 :19 pages
A computer model has been generated to evaluate speech intelligibility of individuals wearing conventional and electronic hearing protectors. For speakers talking at normal levels in noise levels of 65 db(lp) or less, it was found that conventional hearing protectors significantly reduced speech intelligibility. Under the same conditions, electronic protectors provided scores equal to those for the unprotected individuals while providing protection from high noise levels. Therefore, electronic hearing protection is valuable in areas where high noise level is intermittent.
IH; Report of Investigations
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NTIS: PB 296 884
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