Safety & Health

Real Time In Ear Dosimetry

For hearing protectors to be used more effectively, we need a better way to evaluate their effectiveness in the field and we need to get miners to wear them when needed. The goals of this research are to validate a better fit testing method to use real-time internal dosimetry to evaluate actual noise reductions during mining, and to determine if delayed and/or instant exposure indicators will influence miners’ appropriate use of protectors.