Accession Number : AD1043166


Title :   Effects of Acoustic Impulses on the Middle Ear


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,22 Sep 2016,21 Sep 2017


Corporate Author : GENEVA FOUNDATION TACOMA WA TACOMA United States


Personal Author(s) : Ahroon, William


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1043166.pdf


Report Date : 01 Oct 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 26


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 :   Acoustics , AUDIOLOGY , hearing loss


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Acoustics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE