Title

Noise Exposure aboard Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carriers

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Dr. Gary Morris

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Abstract/Description

United States nuclear-powered aircraft carriers have a highly structured schedule that involves recurring periods of training, deployment, and maintenance. Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a significant problem among Sailors aboard these carriers due to the nature of ongoing shipboard operations and extended periods of noise exposure. This study aims to characterize Sailors’ occupational noise exposure during the carrier’s training and maintenance periods. Significant overexposures were recorded throughout this study. Flight operations contributed significantly to noise dose during the training and readiness phase. Rehabilitation work involving the use of needle-guns was a significant contributor to the excessive noise doses during maintenance phase. The Navy should use the results of this study to better understand and control Sailors’ occupational noise exposure.

Location

Barkley Room, Curris Center

Start Date

April 2016

End Date

April 2016

Affiliations

Honors Thesis

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Noise Exposure aboard Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carriers

Barkley Room, Curris Center

United States nuclear-powered aircraft carriers have a highly structured schedule that involves recurring periods of training, deployment, and maintenance. Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a significant problem among Sailors aboard these carriers due to the nature of ongoing shipboard operations and extended periods of noise exposure. This study aims to characterize Sailors’ occupational noise exposure during the carrier’s training and maintenance periods. Significant overexposures were recorded throughout this study. Flight operations contributed significantly to noise dose during the training and readiness phase. Rehabilitation work involving the use of needle-guns was a significant contributor to the excessive noise doses during maintenance phase. The Navy should use the results of this study to better understand and control Sailors’ occupational noise exposure.