Hearing Protector

Personal device worn to reduce harmful auditory or annoying subjective effects of sound.

Equal-Energy Hypothesis
A hypothesis stating that equal amounts of sound energy will produce equal amounts of hearing impairment, regardless of how the sound energy is distributed in time.


ANSI S3.19 Measurement of Real-Ear Protection of Hearing

See also: Ear, Earmuff, Earplug, Hearing, Hearing Damage, Noise Reduction Rating.

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Subjects: Medical Noise & Vibration