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Int J Occup Saf Ergon. 2011;17(1):69-77.

Occupational exposure to impulse noise associated with shooting.

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Department of Health Promotion, University School of Physical Education, Wrocław, Poland. felicitas1@wp.pl

Abstract

Shooting training is associated with exposure to a considerable amount of unique noise. We wanted to evaluate noise exposure during such training. Our observations especially apply to professional sport shooters, but they are also valid for shooting coaches/instructors. We collected acoustic signals in 10-, 25- and 50-m as well as open-air shooting ranges. The recorded material was analysed with orthogonal, adaptive parameterization by Shur. The mean duration of a single acoustic signal was 250-800 ms with the C-weighted sound peak pressure level of 138.2-165.2 dB. Shooters may be exposed to as many as 600-1350 acoustic impulses during a training unit. The actual load for the hearing organ of a professional shooter or a shooting coach is ~200 000 acoustic stimuli in a year-long training macrocycle. Orthogonal, adaptive parameterization by Shur makes safe scheduling of shooters' training possible.

PMID:
21375955
DOI:
10.1080/10803548.2011.11076873
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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