Accession Number : AD0663639

Title :   AUDITORY DAMAGE OF OPERATING PERSONNEL ABOARD GUIDED MISSILE SHIPS FROM SHORT-DURATION HIGH-INTENSITY NOISE.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE NEW LONDON CONN

Personal Author(s) : O'Hare,John J.

Report Date : 26 MAR 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Data are presented on the noise levels involved during missile firings aboard the ships USS CANBERRA and BOSTON, the noise spectra, intensity levels, and durations, at various points near the firings. It was found that the noise spectra concentrated in the more damaging low frequencies and that the intensity levels all exceeded current damage-risk criteria, but are of brief duration. BuMed recommendations on high-intensity noise protection procedures are cited and preventive measures outlined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, FRIGATES), (*NAVAL PERSONNEL, HEARING), NOISE, GUIDED MISSILES, PROTECTION, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY MEDICINE, LAUNCHING, CRUISERS, SHIPBOARD

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE