Accession Number:

ADA199488

Title:

The Development of Performance-Based Auditory Aviation Classification Standards in the U.S. Navy,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL

Report Date:

1987-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

A series of studies was undertaken to develop a performance-based test battery to ascertain the auditory fitness of naval aviators. On the basis of literature reviews, interviews with experienced pilots, and published job analyses, several auditory abilities were identified. These included perception of degraded speech, response time to auditory signals, auditory short-term memory, and auditory selective attention. Tests to measure these abilities were developed and evaluated in terms of sensitivity and test-retest reliability Experiments I and II total N 105. Sensitivity was sufficient to readily discriminate between pilots of disparate age groups, and test-retest reliabilities ranged from .71 to .88 for individual test battery elements. Experiment III sought to increase the validity of the test battery by incorporating major elements into a tape-recorded flight scenario. Keywords Hearing, Pilot standards, Naval aviation. aw

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE