Age-related changes in car-driving

Elzbieta B. Slawinski, Ben Zendel

Abstract


The hearing changes with age in car driving with a reduction in the ability to hear high frequency sound components were discussed. The driving performances were studied as a function of age, type of warning sound and listening condition. Results suggested that informational masking had greater impact on the elderly during driving.

Keywords


Acoustic noise; Alarm systems; Automobile drivers; Natural frequencies; Personal computers; Auditory warning

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