Future directions for research on the combined effects of noise and vibration on cognition and communication

  • Ann M. Nakashima Def. Res./Devmt. Canada - Toronto, 1133 Sheppard Ave West, Toronto, Ont. M3M 3B9
  • Sharon M. Abel Def. Res./Devmt. Canada - Toronto, 1133 Sheppard Ave West, Toronto, Ont. M3M 3B9
Keywords: Cognitive systems, Hearing aids, Intercom systems, Military applications, Military communications, Personnel, Speech intelligibility, Vibrations (mechanical), Active noise reduction (ANR), Communications earplugs (CEP), Vibration spectra, Whole-body vibration (WBV)

Abstract

An overview of various research on the combined effects of noise and vibration on cognition and communication was presented. Previous studies of cognitive performance in noise and combined noise and vibration have utilized vigilance, short-term memory and counting tasks. Most of the response to combined noise and vibration have focused on subjective annoyance or discomfort, motor control and temporary threshold shift (TTS). Future research should concentrate on noise and vibration signals, speech intelligibility, and cognitive tasks.
Published
2004-09-01
How to Cite
1.
Nakashima AM, Abel SM. Future directions for research on the combined effects of noise and vibration on cognition and communication. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2004Sep.1 [cited 2019Sep.21];32(3):78-9. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1636
Section
Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada