Methods of measuring the attenuation of hearing protection devices.

  • Eric H. Berger
  • Published 1986 in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America


The published literature describing three real-ear-attenuation-at-threshold (REAT), nine above-threshold, and four objective methods of measuring hearing protector attenuation is reviewed and analyzed with regard to the accuracy, practicality, and applicability of the various techniques. The analysis indicates that the REAT method is one of the most… (More)


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