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Document ID (ISN)49364
CIS number 88-627
ISSN - Serial title Cahiers de notes documentaires - Sécurité et hygiène du travail
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lataye R., Damongeot A.
Title Evaluation of the acoustic performance of personal hearing protectors. Influence of the measuring method
Original title Evaluation des performances acoustiques des protecteurs individuels - Influence de la méthode de mesure [in French]
Bibliographic information 4th Quarter 1987, No.129, Note No.1648-129-87, p.525-533. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract The fact that different methods are used to assess the attenuation of hearing protectors leads to difficulties in the interpretation of performance. The aim of this paper is to recall the various methods and indices currently used to evaluate sound perception attenuation as well as their limitations. It also presents the results of a study carried out at the European level which compared various attenuation indices obtained by using the ISO objective test method, the ISO subjective test method and the AFNOR subjective test method.
Descriptors (primary) hearing protection; noise level measurement; personal protective equipment; noise control
Descriptors (secondary) comparative study; hearing conservation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Personal protection
Hearing protection