Accession Number : AD0717846

Title :   Status of Pure-Tone Audiometry in USAF Hearing Programs.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 69-Apr 70,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Gasaway,Donald C. ; Sutherland,Harrell C. , Jr

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Pure-tone audiometry is used in the U. S. Air Force in support of three testing pro grams: Audiometric monitoring of persons routinely exposed to potentially hazardous noise; determining compliance with physical examination profiles (entrance into general service and certain career fields and continuance and separation evaluations); and diagnostic evaluations (differential diagnosis and aural rehabilitation). The report provides insight concerning the status of audiometers and autiometry used at USAF medical activities. Major emphasis is given to simple pure-tone audiometry used to monitor the hearing of persons included in the Air Force hearing conservation program and audiometry performed to determine physical profiles. Guidance is provided concerning primary and secondary factors which contribute to errors in autiometry. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, AUDITORY PERCEPTION), (*AUDIOMETRY, MILITARY MEDICINE), (*JET PLANE NOISE, HAZARDS), MONITORS, PHYSICAL FITNESS, APTITUDE TESTS, THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE