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Document ID (ISN)68554
CIS number 97-268
ISSN - Serial title 0944-6052 - Arbeitsmedizin - Sozialmedizin - Umweltmedizin
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schardt F.W., Moser L., Rosenfeld J.
Title The effects of noise and physical workload on the temporary threshold shift (TLS)
Original title Wirkungen von Lärm und körperlicher Arbeit auf die temporäre Lautheitsverschiebung (TLS) [in German]
Bibliographic information July 1996, Vol.31, No.7, p.276-280. Illus. 28 ref.
Abstract The effect of exposure to noise with sound pressure level of 80dB and frequency 4kHz alone and in combination with 20 minutes of physical exercise at 40% VO2 max on the systolic and diastolic blood pressure and on the hearing sensitivity of 12 healthy male volunteers was studied. A loudness scaling hearing test was used to measure the changes in hearing sensitivity. The combined exposure to noise and physical exercise significantly changed the systolic blood pressure by 5mmHg. It increased the diastolic pressure by 3.5mmHg. Hearing sensitivity decreased more than by noise or physical exercise alone. The decrease in hearing sensitivity after the combined exposure lasted more than 240 seconds.
Descriptors (primary) temporary threshold shift; noise; synergism; physical workload; blood pressure; noise level
Descriptors (secondary) hearing threshold; experimental determination; human experiments
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage