Maximum Permissible Ambient Noise Levels for Audiometric Test Rooms It is well known that excessive levels of ambient noise create an elevation in hearing thresholds due to masking, especially when testing listeners whose thresholds approach 0 dB HL. Unfortunately, exclusion of all ambient noise in an audiometric test room is neither practical nor achievable. Consequently, there is a ... Clinical Focus: Grand Rounds
Clinical Focus: Grand Rounds  |   March 01, 1993
Maximum Permissible Ambient Noise Levels for Audiometric Test Rooms
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Tom Frank, PhD
    Department of Communication Disorders, 5-A Moore Building, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802
  • John D. Durrant
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and The Eye & Ear Institute of Pittsburgh
  • Jean M. Lovrinic
    Temple University, Philadelphia
Article Information
Hearing & Speech Perception / Acoustics / Hearing Disorders / Clinical Focus / Grand Rounds
Clinical Focus: Grand Rounds   |   March 01, 1993
Maximum Permissible Ambient Noise Levels for Audiometric Test Rooms
American Journal of Audiology, March 1993, Vol. 2, 33-37. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0201.33
 
American Journal of Audiology, March 1993, Vol. 2, 33-37. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0201.33
Acknowledgments
ANSI S3.1–1991 was developed by Working Group S3–56. At the time of development the working group had the following members: Tom Frank, Chair; Ingrid M. Blood, John D. Durrant, Rufus L. Grason, Charles T. Grimes, Mead C. Killion, Jean M. Lovrinic, Ellis Singer, Gerald A. Studebaker, and Laura A. Wilber. The chair thanks these individuals for their contributions.
Suggestions for improvement of ANSI S3.1–1991 are welcome and should be sent to: Accredited Standards Committee S3, Standards Secretariat, Acoustical Society of America, 335 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017–3483.
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