Accession Number:

AD0779144

Title:

Test Retest Audiometric Reliability in Unselected Samples of Army Personnel

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-12-13

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The objective of the study was to determine audiometric reliability in two unselected samples of Army personnel. A mobile audiometric laboratory was used to test and retest the hearing of protected basic combat trainees before and after firing a machine gun and of tank mechanics before and after a weekend of rest. Air conduction audiograms were used. Audiometric reliability was high in both groups, leading to the conclusion that a previous report of low audiometric reliability in individuals tested before and after basic combat training-advanced individual training should probably be interpreted as resulting from permanent, noise-induced changes in auditory sensitivity.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE