Accession Number : ADA115272

Title :   Development and Validation of Shipboard Noise Exposure Data Acquisition Procedures.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Kugler,B Andres ; Hansen,Colin H ; Piersol,Allan G

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Report Date : 05 Nov 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 262

Abstract : This study is concerned with the development and validation of a shipboard noise exposure data acquisition procedure. This procedure represents a first step in the overall framework for a Navy Noise Exposure Management system. The immediate purpose of this data collection process is to provide for standardized measurement techniques that may be used by various Navy units concerned with occupational noise and hearing conservation. This noise data base, when computerized, can be used in concert with the shipboard noise exposure model developed in an earlier study to assess the magnitude of the overexposure problem on individual ships, ship classes and ultimately the entire fleet. The benefits of this approach are guidance in the development of hearing conservation and educational programs, and in the assessment of noise control priorities in the fleet. The results of this study showed that standardized measurement techniques consistent with the requirements of the data base can be successfully collected by Navy personnel (Environmental Preventative Medical Units). Both the time required to perform each survey and the quality of the data collected by the EPMUs meet with the original goals of the study.

Descriptors :   *Ship noise , *Data acquisition , *Exposure(Physiology) , Data management , Models , Data bases , Hearing , Validation , Level(Quantity) , Measurement , Surveys , Tables(Data) , Ship personnel , Sampling

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE