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Document ID (ISN)108373
CIS number 08-779
Year 2008
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2008-119
Author(s) Randolph R.F., Reinke D.C., Unger R.L.
Title NIOSH hearing loss simulator instruction and training guide
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, Mar. 2008. 9p. Illus. 3 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract The NIOSH Hearing Loss Simulator is a software training and communication tool for promoting hearing loss prevention. It allows a user or trainer to demonstrate the effects of noise exposure on hearing without experiencing an actual noise-induced hearing loss. Estimates of the effects of different levels of noise exposure are based on the ANSI S3.44 standard, which specifies the predicted hearing loss for noise-exposed populations of individuals based on risk factors that include gender, age, sound levels and years of exposure. This guide explains the major objectives that can be addressed with the simulator and proposes training scenarios that can be applied to real-life occupational situations. The guide explains the simulator's functions in detail.
Descriptors (primary) safety consciousness; computer simulation; hearing loss; USA
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; noise level; safety training in industry; computer applications; risk factors
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Safety culture and safety consciousness
Psychological factors