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Hearing protector fit-testing and the new ANSI S12.71 standard

  title={Hearing protector fit-testing and the new ANSI S12.71 standard},
  author={J{\'e}r{\'e}mie Voix},
Individual hearing protection devices (HPD) are often the first line of defense against noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in the workplace. Unfortunately, the real-world attenuation offered by HPDs greatly differs from the laboratory ratings, for many reasons that are now well understood. Mostly, these are related to the proper fit of a given HPD by an individual user. To better assess this fit and predict the effective individual attenuation, Field Attenuation Estimation Systems (FAES) have… 

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