Accession Number:

ADA143535

Title:

Effects of Chemical Protective and Oxygen Masks on Attenuation and Intelligibility When Worn with the SPH-4 Helmet,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The utilization of protective equipment by todays soldier is essential to enhance and ensure his ability to perform on the battlefield. However, a given personal protective system may influence the performance of another. This investigation evaluated the effects of three chemical defense masks on speech intelligibility and real-ear attenuation characteristics of the SPH-4 aviator helmet. The effects of two oxygen masks on speech intelligibility also were investigated.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE