Auditory Effects of Noise on Air-Crew Personnel
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Hearing-threshold tests were made on flight personnel of several sorts, including aerial-application pilots, flight instructors, private pilots, stewardesses, and FAA flight inspectors. Excluding those people whose flight experience is of short duration, each group shows some measurable degree of threshold shift, although this shift is frequently not enough to be regarded as a clinically significant entity. Data on the sorts of noise exposures each group commonly receives are presented, and some cautions are offered regarding interpretation of the data.
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