Accession Number:

AD0731182

Title:

Aeromedical Review: Personal Ear Protection.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 68-Jan 71,

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

149.0

Abstract:

Various aspects of personal ear protection are discussed and illustrated. Results obtained from a selective survey of available literature dealing with the topic of ear-protection devices and technics are presented. Numerous methods used for evaluating the attenuation characteristics of ear-protection devices are discussed. In addition to attenuation, additional features which influence overall acceptability of given types of devices are also discussed. Attenuation values representative of the majority of ear-protection devices thus far developed and studied in the United States are presented in illustrated form. The content of this review provides meaningful and comprehensive understanding of salient underlying features of attenuation, wearability, and overall effectiveness associated with the use of various ear-protection devices. The contents provide the reader with cognizance of the many variables which tend to modify and ultimately affect successful selection and use of personal ear-protection devices. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE