Differential effects of suppressors on hazardous sound pressure levels generated by AR-15 rifles: Considerations for recreational shooters, law enforcement, and the military

@article{Lobarinas2016DifferentialEO,
  title={Differential effects of suppressors on hazardous sound pressure levels generated by AR-15 rifles: Considerations for recreational shooters, law enforcement, and the military},
  author={E. Lobarinas and R. Scott and C. Spankovich and C. L. Le Prell},
  journal={International Journal of Audiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={55},
  pages={S59 - S71}
}
  • E. Lobarinas, R. Scott, +1 author C. L. Le Prell
  • Published 2016
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • International Journal of Audiology
  • Abstract Objective: Firearm discharges produce hazardous levels of impulse noise that can lead to permanent hearing loss. In the present study, we evaluated the effects of suppression, ammunition, and barrel length on AR-15 rifles. Design: Sound levels were measured left/right of a user’s head, and 1-m left of the muzzle, per MIL-STD-1474-D, under both unsuppressed and suppressed conditions. Study sample: Nine commercially available AR-15 rifles and 14 suppressors were used. Results… CONTINUE READING
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