Accession Number:

AD0716768

Title:

The Effect of Earplugs on Passenger Speech Reception in Rotary-Wing Aircraft,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL

Report Date:

1970-10-27

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Direct person-to-person speech communication is sometimes required in rotary-wing aircraft where high levels of noise make the use of hearing protective devices desirable. The question arises as to what effect earplugs would have on the intelligibility of speech in rotary-wing aircraft. Intelligibility test data obtained in flight as well as in a simulated flight situation indicate that the use of earplugs in rotary-wing aircraft will improve the reception of direct person-to-person speech communication. Moreover, their use will afford protection against the deafening, fatigue, and annoyance effects of the hazardous noise present in rotary-wing aircraft. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE