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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE