Ojectives-The aim of the study was a retrospective assessment of the exposure of professional soldiers to impulse noise from gunfire.
A questionnaire on noise exposure and use of hearing protectors was administered to a stratified random sample of 699 army officers (mean age 39.8 years) with an average of 18 years of exposure to shooting noise.
For a comparison of the number of shots from different weapons, the peak sound pressure levels of shots were adjusted in relation to one pistol shot according to the equal energy principle.
Total exposure time was estimated with the equal energy principle, the number of shots from different weapons, the energy levels of different shots, the effectiveness of hearing protection, and the distance from the noise source being taken into account.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble dû au bruit, Trouble audition, Homme, Militaire, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Canon, Prévention, ORL pathologie, Oreille, Bruit grenaille, Arme, Fusil
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Acoustic trauma, Auditory disorder, Human, Military, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Gun, Prevention, ENT disease, Ear, Shot noise, Weapon
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Code Inist : 002B16D. Création : 199406.