Assessment of Impulse Noise regarding Harmfulness to Hearing

  title={Assessment of Impulse Noise regarding Harmfulness to Hearing},
  author={Beat W. Hohmann},
For prevention or for compensation cases, a simple assessment of intensive impulse noise is needed. In order to choose the most appropriate frequency weighting, the transfer function from the free sound field (where we measure) to the inner ear (where damage occurs) must be taken into account. Regarding the most appropriate time constant, the reaction of the inner ear is the reference, and many results indicate that it is not the peak level (rise time 50 microseconds), but rather the short-term… CONTINUE READING


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