Development of total conservation at the workfloor by modeling, verification and implemantation of active custom-made hearing protectors for continuous monitoring of exposure levels and augmented speech perception in noise.

01 October 2010 → 02 February 2017
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Otorhinolaryngology
    • Otorhinolaryngology
    • Speech, language and hearing sciences
    • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Mechanics
communicatie hearing protection noise exposure
Project description

The project aims tto decrease the risk at noise-induced hearing loss from occupational noise exposure bij implementing total hearing conservatiion. On the one hand, exposure will be monitored closly via continuous registration of sound pressure levels under the protector and regular assessùent of oto-acoustic emissions. On the onter hand, verbal communication will be facilitate by improved signal transmission and processing.