Working Group on Annoyance Response to Impulsive Noise

Chair: ASA Standards

Scope: (parallel to ISO/TC43/SC1/WG17 and ISO/TC 94/SC12) Update S12.6-1997 and S12.42-1995 as needed. Develop field methods for measuring hearing protector attenuation for use in occupational hearing conservation programs. Standardize single-number and multi-number methods of utilizing hearing protector attenuation values to estimate wearer noise exposures. Assess the need for standards specifying the physical characteristics of hearing protectors that are required to provide and maintain their performance.


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