Predicting noise-induced hearing loss in human populations. The contribution of ISO-1999 and ANSI S3.44.
J Acoust Soc Am 2003 Apr; 113(4)(Part 2):2194
This paper reviews the ISO-1999 and ANSI S3.44 standards and the literature related to prediction of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in humans. The dearth of contemporary population-based studies of hearing loss among industrial, low noise-exposed individuals have made the ISO-I 999 and ANSI S3.44 standards a key source of comparative data for assessing the risk of NIHL. This paper will highlight how these standards have been used in several published papers to examine the magnitude of NIHL risk, Predictions of noise-induced thresholds in hearing conservation data, and to generate hypotheses regarding the biologic plausibility of hearing loss due to chemicals or other ototoxic agents.
Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Noise-analysis; Impact-noise; Impulse-noise; Hearing-loss; Standards; Ototoxicity; Hearing-conservation
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Abstract; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Disease and Injury: Hearing Loss
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. Proceedings of the 145th Meeting: Acoustical Society of America, Nashville, TN, April 28-May 2, 2003