DO MOTORCYCLIST HELMETS MAKE GOOD HEARING PROTECTORS?

Sixteen popular motorcyclist's helmets were tested for noise attenuation. Noise levels were measured at the ear of the operator with and without the helmet in place. Noise is generated by an accelerating motorcycle; the same vehicle was used for all tests. All helmets were found to provide minimal noise reduction except at very high speeds. /Author/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Original paper presented at the 84th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Dec. 1, 1972, Miami Beach, Florida.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Acoustical Publications, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 9665
    Cleveland, OH  USA  44140
  • Authors:
    • Harrison, R T
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 30-32
  • Serial:
    • SOUND AND VIBRATION
    • Volume: 8
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Acoustical Publications, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0038-1810

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080517
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM