A faceoff with hazardous noise: Noise exposure and hearing threshold shifts of indoor hockey officials

  title={A faceoff with hazardous noise: Noise exposure and hearing threshold shifts of indoor hockey officials},
  author={Karin L. Adams and William Brazile},
  journal={Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene},
  pages={104 - 112}
ABSTRACT Noise exposure and hearing thresholds of indoor hockey officials of the Western States Hockey League were measured to assess the impact of hockey game noise on hearing sensitivity. Twenty-nine hockey officials who officiated the league in an arena in southeastern Wyoming in October, November, and December 2014 participated in the study. Personal noise dosimetry was conducted to determine if officials were exposed to an equivalent sound pressure level greater than 85 dBA. Hearing… 

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