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Document ID (ISN)35511
CIS number 81-680
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lips W.
Title Ultrasound installations - Noise emitted
Original title Ultraschallanlagen als Lńrmquellen [in German]
Bibliographic information Mitteilungen der Sektion Physik 12. Caisse nationale suisse d'assurance en cas d'accidents, Case postale, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland, Dec. 1980. 42p. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract The introduction to this booklet reviews briefly the nature, physics and production of ultrasound, which is employed in medicine, non-destructive testing, cleaning, welding, machining, etc. Long-term exposure to noise levels exceeding 85dB(A) can cause irreversible deafness due to effects on the middle ear. Review of results of studies on physiological effects and hearing damage, and of ultrasound measurement techniques. Occupational health measures are based on the establishment of TLVs for intensity and noise level, and on rules for personal protection. Example of noise emitted by certain installations and description of health engineering techniques for noise control at the source and in the vicinity of the source (design, enclosure, coverings for vats, workplace design and layout).
Descriptors (primary) hearing protection; ultrasound; extra-auditory effects; hearing loss; noise control; noise
Descriptors (secondary) hearing damage risk criteria; ultrasonic welding; ultrasonic examinations; biological effects; ultrasonic cleaning; ultrasonic machining
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Hearing protection