Comparing personal attenuation ratings for hearing protector fit-test systems.
Update: The Newsletter of the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation 2014 Jan; 25(3):6-8
We live in an era of ever advancing technology. Smartphones, computers, and tablets afford the opportunity to integrate and implement new methods and techniques within the practice of occupational hearing conservation. Mobile applications to assess noise levels in the workplace and hearing protector fit-testing solutions for workers are significant advances that are beginning to gain traction in the workplace. This article will address hearing protector fit-testing and how it might be applied within a hearing loss prevention program.
Hearing-conservation; Hearing; Hearing-protection; Noise-levels; Noise-protection; Hearing-loss; Personal-protection; Personal-protective-equipment; Measurement-equipment; Preventive-medicine; Equipment-design; Equipment-reliability
William J. Murphy, Ph.D., National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Applied Research and Technology, Engineering and Physical Hazards Branch, Hearing Loss Prevention Team, 4676 Columbia Parkway, MS C-27, Cincinnati OH 45228-1998
Update: The Newsletter of the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation