|Document ID (ISN)||101922|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Arezes P.M., Miguel A.S.
||Hearing protectors [sic] acceptability in noisy environments
||Aug. 2002, Vol.46, No.6, p.531-536. 21 ref.
||The choice of hearing protectors should take ergonomic features into account. The purpose of this study was to analyse the relationship between the acoustical attenuation efficiency and other aspects related to the comfort of hearing protectors and consequently their acceptability by workers exposed to noisy industrial environments. A subjective evaluation of comfort was performed using a questionnaire completed by 20 workers. The time during which the protectors were used was self-recorded by each subject. The results show that there are significant differences between that claimed by the supplier and effective attenuation. Protectors which were more comfortable tended to be more efficient than protectors with a higher claimed attenuation, but which were less comfortable.
||hearing protection; comfort assessment; sound attenuation; noise
||safety consciousness; subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; selection of equipment; noisiness
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Portugal|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)