Accession Number : AD1033657


Title :   Effects of Acoustic Impulses on the Middle Ear


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,22 Sep 2015,21 Sep 2016


Corporate Author : The Geneva Foundation Tacoma United States


Personal Author(s) : Ahroon,William


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1033657.pdf


Report Date : 01 Oct 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 24


Abstract : The objective of this project is to fully document the effects of acoustic impulses on the middle ear and on middle-ear muscle contractions (MEMC). This project will provide critical information on the middle ear musculature states during warned and unwarned exposures to acoustic impulses. This information necessary in the development of new (or revising existing) damage risk criteria and health hazard assessment methods for exposure to high-level acoustic impulses such as experienced by users of military and civilian law enforcement weapon systems, civilian recreational hunting and shooting, and industrial high-level impulsive noises (impacts and impulses).


Descriptors :   ear , hearing disorders , wounds and injuries , hearing loss , white noise , blast injuries , quality assurance , step functions , test and evaluation , algorithms , biomedical research , exposure(general) , IMPULSE NOISE , weapon systems , military personnel , law enforcement , civilian population


Subject Categories : Acoustics
      Anatomy and Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE