The development of methods for the selection of methods for the selection of sound listening personnel.

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The development of methods for the selection of methods for the selection of sound listening personnel.

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Title: The development of methods for the selection of methods for the selection of sound listening personnel.
Author: Shilling, CW
Abstract: Early in 1939 work was undertaken to determine the effect upon auditory acuity of some of the hazards encountered in the course of submarine duty. It seemed likely that there might be a detrimental effect upon hearing following exposure to conditions such as the continuous roar of diesel engines, the noise of gunfire, and the mechanical trauma of high pressure air, as in deep-sea diving and lung training. Detailed reports of the results of this work are being published in the U.S. Navy Medical Bulletin, the first section having appeared in the January 1942 number. In the course of this study it was noted that many of the men engaged as sound operators failed to measure up to the auditory requirements of the Manual of the Medical Department, Chapter 11, Article 1535 (d-3), although these same men apparently were capable operators of sound detection equipment. This led us to question the use of the audiogram as the sole means of selecting sound operators. An attempt was therefore made to discover tests which might better serve this purpose.
Description: Citation Status: Active; Citation Classification: Unclassified; Title Classification: Unclassified; Report Classification: Unclassified; Identifier Classification: Unclassified; Abstract Classification: Unclassified; Distribution Limitation(s): 01 - APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE; Information provided by the Department of Defense and the Defense Technical Information Center (http://www.dtic.mil/) is considered public information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested.
URI: http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/7395
Date: 1942

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