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Document ID (ISN)57836
CIS number 92-618
ISSN - Serial title 0340-2444 - Zeitschrift für Arbeitswissenschaft
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gros E., Notbohm G.
Title Effects of combined exposure to noise and vibration on performance and subjective evaluation
Original title Auswirkungen kombinierter Belastung von Lärm und Vibration auf Leistung und subjektive Einschätzung [in German]
Bibliographic information June 1990, Vol.16, No.2, p.89-95. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract The effect of noise of 75 and 100dB(A) alone and in combination with whole-body vibrations of 4 and 8Hz on the cognitive performance of 20 male volunteers was studied. The volunteers performed five-choice reaction tasks. The error rates were high at all combined exposures. They were highest at an exposure to 8Hz and 75dB(A). Response times were shortest at the exposure to 8Hz and 100dB(A), while they were rather long at exposure to 8Hz and 75dB(A). From these results it is concluded that the vibrations exert some compensatory effect.
Descriptors (primary) cognitive performance; whole-body vibration; experimental determination; reaction time; synergism; noise
Descriptors (secondary) perceptual-motor performance; sensorimotor activities; noise adaptation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Vibration