Accession Number : ADA322670

Title :   Development of a General Hearing Conservation Standard for Diving Operations: Experiment I, Comparison of Temporary Auditory Threshold Shifts Induced by Intense Tone in Air and Water.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Paul F. ; Sylvester, Robert ; Baran, Frances ; Steevens, Christopher

PDF Url : ADA322670

Report Date : 30 SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Preliminary hearing-conservation guidance for occupational exposure to intense waterborne sound has been developed but little supporting experimental evidence has been offered. This paper describes two attempts to experimentally determine the auditory hazard to SCUBA divers exposed to intense noise in water. This paper attempts to develop a data base upon which to establish hearing-conservation standards for Navy divers exposed to waterborne noise.

Descriptors :   *THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), *HEARING, *SOUND PITCH, DATA BASES, HAZARDS, NAVAL PERSONNEL, AIR, WATER, INTENSITY, NOISE, SOUND PRESSURE, AUDITORY ACUITY, AUDIO TONES, WATERBORNE, SCUBA DIVERS.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Stress Physiology
      Acoustics
      Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE