Title

Aspects of Noise Generation and Hearing Protection in Underground Coal Mines

Abstract

The objective of the study was to identify quantitavely the spectral and amplitude characteristics of coal mine warning signals and assess the feasibility of using personal ear protection to minimize noise exposure but not impair a miner's safety.

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Bureau of Mines

Keywords and Phrases

Acoustic Measurement; Acoustic Resonance; Acoustic Warning Signals; Amplitude; Auditory Perception; Coal Mine Warning Systems; Coal Mines; Ear Protectors; Feasibility; Loudness Discrimination; Noise (Sound); Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania); Protection; Reverberation; Roof Warning Signals; Roofs; Safety; Sound Analyzers; Sound Level Meters

Document Type

Report - Technical

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1972 Pennsylvania State University, All rights reserved.

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