Accession Number : ADA294045

Title :   U.S. Army Aviation Epidemiology Data Register: Comparison of the Administrative Effect of Historical and Proposed Hearing Standards for Army Aviators.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s) : Mason, Kevin T.

PDF Url : ADA294045

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The U.S. Army Aeromedical Activity, U.S. Army Aeromedical Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama, requested a descriptive analysis of the current and proposed U.S. Army Class 2 aviator hearing standards to estimate the effect of changing to the proposed from the current standard in 1995. The background section compared one historical hearing standard from 1990 to the current (1983), and proposed (1995), hearing standards. The application of the aviator hearing standards in a hearing conservation, public health protocol was described. A cohort of Army aviators, numbering 19,916, from calendar year 1993, were studied to determine the effect of changing the current aviator hearing standard to a standard proposed for the 1995 Army Regulation 40-501, Medical fitness standards. Six percent of the cohort (1242 of 19,916) failed the current hearing standard. An additional 5.5 percent of the cohort (1091 of 19,916) passed the current 1993 standard, but failed the proposed 1995 standard.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY MEDICINE, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, *HEARING, *MEDICAL EXAMINATION, *AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION, *AVIATION MEDICINE, MANAGEMENT, ARMY PERSONNEL, PILOTS, HISTORY, STANDARDS, BACKGROUND, CONSERVATION, ARMY, ARMY OPERATIONS, PUBLIC HEALTH, ALABAMA.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE