The Role of Peak Pressure in Determining the Auditory Hazard of Impulse Noise
Most current Damage Risk Criteria (DRC) for human exposure to impulse noise are written in terms of peak pressure as the primary index of the traumatic potential or hazard associated with exposure to an impulse noise. Since the peak pressure is only one of many parameters of an impulse, there is a question whether a DRC based on peak pressure can reflect accurately the hazard to hearing posed by impulse noise.
KeywordsHair Cell Peak Pressure Outer Hair Cell Test Frequency Impulse Noise
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