Accession Number : ADA333215

Title :   Acquired Resistance to Impulse Noise.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Mar 96-31 Mar 97,

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO AMHERST

Personal Author(s) : Henderson, Donald

PDF Url : ADA333215

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Previous experiments have shown that the mammalians auditory system can be made more resistant to the traumatic effects of noise exposure by having the subject exposed to a lower level, prophylactic noise. This set of experiments was designed to see if the acquired resistance phenomenon could be adapted to protect soldiers. The specific experiments used chinchillas and focused on several questions: does the acquired resistance to noise (ARN) protect them from rifle fire and cannon fire; is it possible to develop ARN with several relatively short duration exposures; how persistent or long lasting is the ARN phenomenon.

Descriptors :   *IMPULSE NOISE, *PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, EXPOSURE(GENERAL), ARMY PERSONNEL, RESISTANCE, LOW LEVEL, ACOUSTICS, NOISE, GUNS, RIFLES, TRAUMA, AUDITORY SIGNALS.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE