Improved Weapon Noise Exposure Criteria
HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The state of the art in noise-exposure criteria is reviewed and it is suggested that such criteria are in need of revision and extension to meet future operational requirements of the Army. Further, existing noise criteria, expressed in terms of decibels of hearing loss, should be re-stated in terms of predictions about the performance of military personnel after they have been exposed to noise. Such re-statement in performance terms will significantly improve communication about the risk of noise exposure to people who are in a position to utilize such information but who generally do not comprehend the notation of decibels of hearing loss.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems