Accession Number : ADA296750

Title :   Otoacoustic Emissions, A New Tool for Hearing Conservation Testing.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

PDF Url : ADA296750

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Researchers at the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory are investigating a revolutionary hearing test called otoacoustic emissions (OAEs). With OAE testing, an Army aircrew member's annual hearing test will be reduced to listening passively to a few tones for a few seconds. The paper describes the method of conducting OAE testing and presents figures to demonstrate findings. The advantages of OAE are tabulated. (AN)

Descriptors :   *ACOUSTIC EMISSIONS, *HEARING, FREQUENCY, STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), ARMY RESEARCH, FLIGHT CREWS, REDUCTION, DISTORTION, BACKGROUND NOISE, EAR, AUDITORY SIGNALS, AUDIO TONES, AVIATION MEDICINE.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE