Effects of Weapon Noise on Hearing

  • A. Dancer
  • R. Franke
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 111)


“In military spheres, the need for prevention of weapon noise-induced hearing loss is receiving ever-increasing attention. The question as to which impulse noises are hazardous and which are not is frequently raised, and research is being conducted in a number of countries to obtain data relating to these problems. The approach has to be made along two lines: (1) to find a satisfactory method of measuring and expressing the physical characteristics of the noise, and (2) to assess the potential for auditory damage of various noise sources [1].” This statement, made by English and American scientists in 1968, is still up to date.


Shock Wave Noise Exposure Basilar Membrane Impulse Noise Acoustic Energy 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Dancer
    • 1
  • R. Franke
    • 1
  1. 1.French-German Research Institute of Saint-LouisSaint-LouisFrance

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