Accession Number:

AD0772449

Title:

Some Clinical and Physiological Studies of Workers Subjected to Stable Noise,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-12-07

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Some of the turret lathe and automatic lathe operators studied, subjected to the influence of middle and high frequency noise at 82-99 db, showed functional changes in the nervous system characteristic for the astheno-vegetative syndrome. The degree and frequency of these changes increased with increasing noise intensity and working experience under the influence of noise. A number of persons, with no organic changes in the cardiovascular system, showed functional changes of hemodynamics, manifested as cardiac-type complaints, lability of blood pressure and a tendency toward capillary spasm. In some cases, a persistent reduction in auditory sensitivity was noted in the high frequency range, progressive with increasing noise intensity and work experience.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE