Accession Number : ADA116504

Title :   Possibility of Hearing Loss from Exposure to Interior Aircraft Noise.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC LOS ANGELES CA

Personal Author(s) : Pearsons,Karl S ; Wilby,John F

PDF Url : ADA116504

Report Date : Nov 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : This report reviews criteria for hearing damage developed by the Committee on Hearing, Bioacoustics and Biomechanics (CHABA) of the National Academy of Science. It presents noise levels occurring in narrow and wide body commercial aircraft, business jet aircraft and short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft. It presents estimates of time exposure for pilots and crews based on FAA permitted flight times. It also provides estimations of possible hearing damage resulting from different exposures to interior noise of various aircraft types. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Hearing, *Deafness, *Aircraft noise, *Jet engine noise, Losses, Exposure(Physiology), Damage, Risk, Aircraft cabins, Cockpits, Sound pressure, Level(Quantity), Commercial aircraft, Transport aircraft, Short takeoff aircraft, Predictions

Subject Categories : Civilian Aircraft
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE