The Landing Signal Officer: Auditory Aspects,
NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL
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Landing signal officers LSOs, exposed to high noise levels in the execution of their duties during carrier qualifications, do not routinely wear any hearing protective device. Noise measurements and noise exposure data are needed in order to determine whether such exposures can, over time, produce significant noise-induced hearing loss. Noise measurement data and noise exposure data obtained during carrier qualifications on board the USS Lexington AVT-16 and the USS Forrestal CVA-59 confirm a potential damage risk to hearing. The wearing of hearing protective devices is presently the only reasonable way to control the LSOs exposure to noise.
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