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Document ID (ISN)35933
CIS number 81-1254
ISSN - Serial title 0173-3338 - Zentralblatt fŘr Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz, Prophylaxe und Ergonomie
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lazarus H.
Title Influence of hearing protectors on the perception of acoustic signals
Original title Beeinflusst das Tragen von Geh÷rschutz die Erkennung von akustischen Signalen? [in German]
Bibliographic information June 1980, Vol.30, No.6, p.204-212. Illus. 25 ref.
Abstract Introduction: modifications of acoustic parameters due to wearing hearing protectors; process of perception of an acoustic signal. Most of this article is devoted to considerations on the relations between the audibility of a signal and the effective hearing threshold when hearing protectors are worn in a noisy environment. Considerations on the problem of diminished ability to identify characteristic noises indicating an incident in the production process. The wearing of hearing protectors results in a decrease in the capacity of hearing and identification, which is frequency-linked. It is advisable to wear hearing protectors with noise-attenuation characteristics which are independent of the frequency of signals.
Descriptors (primary) masking effect; noise; acoustic signalling; hearing protection
Descriptors (secondary) hearing threshold
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Noise
Hearing protection