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Document ID (ISN)60555
CIS number 93-1344
ISSN - Serial title 1775-8785 - Archives des maladies professionnelles
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Baret M.H.
Title Comparison of the efficiency and comfort of two personal protection systems against noise
Original title Comparaison de l'efficacitÚ et du confort de deux protecteurs individuels contre le bruit [in French]
Bibliographic information 1992, Vol.53, No.2, p.125-129. Illus. 2 ref.
Abstract To evaluate the efficiency of a personal hearing protector it is necessary to consider not only its attenuation spectrum, but also its comfort level, because it might have to be worn for a long period of time. This study compared these two aspects in foam ear plugs and moulder ear protectors. Attenuation was better with the foam plugs, but moulded ear protectors also afforded sufficient protection. On the other hand, moulded ear protectors were more comfortable because of their better ergonomic design, and are recommended for this reason.
Descriptors (primary) hearing protection; noise; earmuffs; earplugs; personal protective equipment
Descriptors (secondary) ergonomics; design of equipment; deafness
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Personal protection
Hearing protection