Experimental Studies of Impulse Noise

  • Per O. L. Nilsson
  • Jan Grenner
  • Bharti J. Katbamna
  • Sven Rydmarker
  • Derek E. Dunn
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 111)


Based on empirical data from continuous noise exposures, the equal energy hypothesis (EEH) seems to provide a useful approximation of a trading relation between the noise level and the exposure time when the risk for hearing damage is evaluated. The basis for the EEH is discussed by Henderson et al. [1] in this volume. From the EEH, damage risk criteria (DRC) have been derived that relate the risk of hearing loss to noise exposure.


Hearing Loss Noise Exposure Impulse Noise Impulsive Noise Threshold Elevation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Per O. L. Nilsson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jan Grenner
    • 3
  • Bharti J. Katbamna
    • 3
  • Sven Rydmarker
    • 3
  • Derek E. Dunn
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Occupational AudiologyUniversity of Gothenburg, Sahlgren’s HospitalGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.Department of Otolaryngology and Department of Experimental ResearchUniversity of Lund, Malmo General HospitalSweden
  3. 3.Department of Experimental ResearchUniversity of Lund, Malmo General HospitalSweden

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