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Document ID (ISN)59314
CIS number 92-2042
ISSN - Serial title 0340-2444 - Zeitschrift fŘr Arbeitswissenschaft
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wittenbecher R.
Title Noise exposure of pilots in the cockpit of jet aircraft
Original title Die Schallbelastung der Piloten im Cockpit von Strahl-Verkehrsflugzeugen [in German]
Bibliographic information Sep. 1991, Vol.45, No.3, p.159-167. Illus. 21 ref.
Abstract Measurements with an artificial head in the cockpit of 7 different types of jet aircraft identified radio communication using headphones as a major noise source for pilots. The average noise level from this source was above 105dB(A), with peak levels extending to 127dB(A). The risk of hearing damage for pilots was confirmed from random samples of audiogrammes and through notifications of occupationally-induced hearing damage. Speech-filter type earplugs tested by pilots were welcomed by the majority of pilots older than 30 years.
Descriptors (primary) radio communications; noise level; jet aircraft; aircraft pilots; air transport; speech filter type ear protectors; noise measurement; hearing loss
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; epidemiologic study; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Air transportation
Hearing protection