Hearing protectors standards
Keywords:Ear protectors, Hearing protectors, Measurement standards, Noise levels, Sound attenuation, Sound level
AbstractA number of significant hearing protectors' standards that have been implemented to encourage and protect healthy hearing are discussed. These standards are divided into three categories, such as measurement standards, applications standards, and combination of both standards. Measurement standards describe the method of measuring the sound attenuation at the threshold of hearing protectors. The attenuation is defined as the difference in sound levels that extract the threshold of hearing when the subject is protected and when he is not wearing the protector. The application standards use the results from the measured standards to calculate the noise level of the protected ear in dBA. The combination standard is intended to serve as guidance to manufacturers and users. It proposes two ways of calculating the noise level of the protected ear using two estimates.
How to Cite
Author Licensing Addendum
This Licensing Addendum ("Addendum") is entered into between the undersigned Author(s) and Canadian Acoustics journal published by the Canadian Acoustical Association (hereinafter referred to as the "Publisher"). The Author(s) and the Publisher agree as follows:
Retained Rights: The Author(s) retain(s) the following rights:
- The right to reproduce, distribute, and publicly display the Work on the Author's personal website or the website of the Author's institution.
- The right to use the Work in the Author's teaching activities and presentations.
- The right to include the Work in a compilation for the Author's personal use, not for sale.
Grant of License: The Author(s) grant(s) to the Publisher a worldwide exclusive license to publish, reproduce, distribute, and display the Work in Canadian Acoustics and any other formats and media deemed appropriate by the Publisher.
Attribution: The Publisher agrees to include proper attribution to the Author(s) in all publications and reproductions of the Work.
No Conflict: This Addendum is intended to be in harmony with, and not in conflict with, the terms and conditions of the original agreement entered into between the Author(s) and the Publisher.
Copyright Clause: Copyright on articles is held by the Author(s). The corresponding Author has the right to grant on behalf of all Authors and does grant on behalf of all Authors, a worldwide exclusive license to the Publisher and its licensees in perpetuity, in all forms, formats, and media (whether known now or created in the future), including but not limited to the rights to publish, reproduce, distribute, display, store, translate, create adaptations, reprints, include within collections, and create summaries, extracts, and/or abstracts of the Contribution.