Accession Number:

AD0716766

Title:

A Progress Report on the Naval Aviators' Speech Discrimination Test,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-06-29

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The document is concerned with the Naval Aviators speech discrimination test NASDT which is used to provide an objective basis for granting waivers to senior aviators who fail to meet the pure-tone hearing standards but who experience no hearing difficulties in their working environment. The test is also administered to groups of student aviators and participants in the Pensacola thousand aviator study. From an analysis of the data that have been obtained to date, it appears that the NASDT has fulfilled its original purpose and has led to a more realistic and practical evaluation of the hearing of senior naval aviators. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE