Accession Number : AD0765419

Title :   Noise and Blast

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hodge, David C ; Garinther, Georges R

PDF Url : AD0765419

Report Date : Jun 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : SE SOURCE. Data are presented dealing with physical acoustics, the characteristics of sound and appropriate noise measurements. Hearing loss resulting from both steady-state and impulse noise is discussed along with the factors influencing its acquisition and recovery and the resultant effects upon performance. Subjective and behavioral response to noise is discussed in terms of masking of auditory signals and speech, annoyance and general observation. Current research in the area of nonauditory effects is reviewed varying from cardiovascular alterations to the risk of death. Current design criteria are presented for both steady-state and impulse noise for both workspaces and communities.

Descriptors :   *HEARING, *NOISE, *STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), BEHAVIOR, BLAST, DEAFNESS, INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE, MEASUREMENT, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), URBAN AREAS

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE