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Title Traditional rating of noise versus physiological costs of sound exposures to the hearing / edited by Helmut Strasser
Published Amsterdam ; Washington, DC : IOS Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (x, 227 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Series Biomedical and health research ; v. 66
Biomedical and health research ; v. 66
Contents Title page; Preface; Contents; Problems of Measurement, Evaluation, and Rating of Environmental Exposures in Occupational Health and Safety Associated with the Dose Maxim and Energy Equivalence Principle; Impulse Noise Exposures, Present in Civil and Military Sectors; Noise Immissions from Working with Bolt Setting Tools in the Construction Sector; Methods for Quantifying Hearing Threshold Shifts of Sound Exposures and for Depicting the Parameters TTS2, t(0 dB), and IRTTS Indicating the Physiological Costs to the Hearing
Hearing Threshold Shifts and Restitution Course After Impulse and Continuous Noise at the Frequency of the Maximum Threshold Shift and the Adjacent Lower and Upper FrequenciesHearing Threshold Shifts and Their Restitution as Physiological Responses to Legally Tolerable Continuous and Impulse Noise Exposures with a Rating Level of 85 dB(A); Physiological Costs of Energy Equivalent Exposures to Continuous and Additional Energetically Negligible Noise; Influence of the Number o
Summary In occupational safety and health acts, ordinances, regulations, directives, standards and guidelines, A-weighted sound exposures, varying in level and duration, are traditionally converted to an 8-hour-average sound level by applying the 3-dB exchange rate. Under the prerequisite that the energy equivalent rating level does not exceed 85 dB(A)/8 h, even impulse noise exposures of up to 140 dB are declared harmless. Indeed, the mutual settlement of level and duration based on the concept of energy equivalence is correct as far as sound energy or physical dose is concerned. However, between thi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Noise -- Physiological effect.
Sound -- Physiological effect.
Auditory Threshold.
Hearing Loss, Noise-Induced -- etiology.
Noise, Occupational -- adverse effects.
Occupational Exposure -- adverse effects.
Form Electronic book
Author Strasser, Helmut.
LC no. 2005930538
ISBN 1429467606 (electronic bk.)
1433701545 (electronic bk.)
9781429467605 (electronic bk.)
9781433701542 (electronic bk.)