Materials and Procedures for In-Flight Assessment of Auditory Function in Aircrewmen
Progress rept. Nov 1971-Jun 1972
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX
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The need to assess the ability of aircrewmen to perceive and understand voiced communications transmitted under headsets during flight conditions has been recognized since the early 1940s. A standardized approach is needed to evaluate the adequacy of auditory function in flyers who fail to pass pure-tone physical profile standards Class II and III examinations. It is this need that prompted the research described in this report. The report describes four sets of 50 phrases extracted from voice communications used in ground and airborne operations, as well as six lists of 50 single-syllable words. These lists have not been evaluated under the conditions proposed for their use.
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