NRR, ABC OR… [hearing protector selection]

Authors

  • A. Behar Ontario Hydro, Whitby, Ont., Canada
  • J. Desormeaux Ontario Hydro, Whitby, Ont., Canada

Keywords:

hearing, noise abatement, radiation protection, standards, hearing protector selection, CSA Standard Committee on Hearing Protectors, ABC system, NRR systems, attenuation figures, hearing conservation

Abstract

This technical note examines the decision taken by the CSA Standard Committee on Hearing Protectors to continue with the use of the ABC system for the selection of hearing protectors. The basis for the ABC and the NRR systems are reviewed and the systems are compared. The note provides some recommendations regarding the use of the attenuation figures for hearing conservation purposes

Published

1994-03-01

How to Cite

1.
Behar A, Desormeaux J. NRR, ABC OR… [hearing protector selection]. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 1994Mar.1 [cited 2020Nov.30];22(1):27-30. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/826

Issue

Section

Technical Articles