Koko Takahashi

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We estimated the level of noise that telephone operators were exposed to through headphones by a two-step method using an artificial ear technique and a manikin technique. In the artificial ear technique, the sound pressure level (Leq) of the total work hours was 81.5 dB, whereas the Leq of the total duration of phone calls was 89.3 dB. Therefore, we(More)
The hearing protectors most often used in noisy workplaces are earplugs. The sound attenuation performance of earplugs depends in part on the user's skill and knowledge. This study sought to clarify whether individual training and self-practice based on a checklist can improve sound attenuation. Measurements were performed as follows: Ten subjects,(More)
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