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Document ID (ISN)57971
CIS number 92-988
ISSN - Serial title Polish Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pawlas K., Grzesik J., Witula R.
Title The effects of impulse noise on hearing
Bibliographic information 1990, Vol.3, No.2, p.153-162. 61 ref.
Abstract Impulse noise is a peculiar type of noise that retains its separate status, both as a physical phenomenon and as an adverse influence exerted upon human recipients. The ongoing research and numerous experiments with animals and industrial populations have not yet fully explained its nature. There are no clear-cut standards for measurement procedures or impulse evaluation, and no admissible intensity levels. A comprehensive review of both Polish and foreign literature on this subject shows that the following features have the most traumatising effect on hearing: peak value, impulse duration rate, spectrum composition, repetition frequency, equivalent energy leval, and total number of impulses.
Descriptors (primary) impulse noise; hearing threshold; exposure evaluation; hearing loss
Descriptors (secondary) physical hazards; literature survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Noise
Exposure evaluation