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Hearing Protection Peer-Reviewed
By Gary A. Morris, Justin Bryant, Kim Kleine and Amanda Dean
Noise-induced hearing loss is a serious threat to Navy personnel. New noise exposure data are needed to determine noise exposure across multiple Navy ratings and identify steps toward noise reduction. Past noise level research conducted aboard aircraft carriers is inadequate due to potential electromagnetic interference that may have affected data; the lack of data collection for 24-hour exposure periods; and the lack of task-based noise exposure information. The authors recorded noise doses and assessed operations aboard the USS Ronald Reagan. Exposure groups were created for further study and operations were identified for noise-reduction efforts.