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Document ID (ISN)39513
CIS number 83-658
ISSN - Serial title 0324-8542 - Bulletin of the Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine in Gdynia
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Szczepański C., Zaborski L.
Title The usefulness of various types of individual hearing protectors for sailors
Bibliographic information 1981, Vol.32, No.3/4, p.213-223. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract Report of a study to assess the noise reduction efficiency of 10 types of hearing protectors by measuring temporary threshold shift in wearers and by means of a questionnaire; the efficiency was also assessed in relation to the noise spectra encountered in the engine rooms of 4 types of ship. Sailors exposed to noise without hearing protectors had 13-15dB temporary threshold shift in the higher frequencies, whereas the shift was only 5-8dB in those wearing various types of hearing protector. Subjective evaluation of hearing protectors showed a clear preference for imported models.
Descriptors (primary) hearing protection; noise; sea transport; sound attenuation; ships
Descriptors (secondary) temporary threshold shift; questionnaire survey; comparative study; audiometric tests; evaluation of control measures
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Hearing protection
Water transportation