Accession Number:

ADA333215

Title:

Acquired Resistance to Impulse Noise.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Mar 96-31 Mar 97,

Corporate Author:

STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO AMHERST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Previous experiments have shown that the mammalians auditory system can be made more resistant to the traumatic effects of noise exposure by having the subject exposed to a lower level, prophylactic noise. This set of experiments was designed to see if the acquired resistance phenomenon could be adapted to protect soldiers. The specific experiments used chinchillas and focused on several questions does the acquired resistance to noise ARN protect them from rifle fire and cannon fire is it possible to develop ARN with several relatively short duration exposures how persistent or long lasting is the ARN phenomenon.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE