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TitleMitigating the impact of occupational noise exposure for elderly workers: Setting the functional requirements for an ANC system
Author(s)Arezes, P.
Pereira, Guilherme
Kroger, Morten
Sampaio, Paulo
Older workers
Active noise cancelation
Issue date2015
JournalProcedia Manufacturing
CitationPedro Arezes, Guilherme Pereira, Morten Kroger, Paulo Sampaio, Mitigating the Impact of Occupational Noise Exposure for Elderly Workers: Setting the Functional Requirements for an ANC System, Procedia Manufacturing, Volume 3, 2015, Pages 4565-4571, ISSN 2351-9789,
Abstract(s)Noise affects people in very different aspects and in almost every aspect of our daily life. The most prominent impact of noise exposure is hearing loss. However, it can also impair people at their work settings due to other effects rather than hearing loss. Older works tend to be more susceptible to noise exposure effects at work, firstly because most of them already have some ‘natural’ hearing loss, as a results of the ageing process, and secondly because they also tend to be more susceptible at an psychological level. The current study is an attempt to describe the potential problem and to make a survey to identify the available active noise cancelation systems, as well as to specific the main requirements of this type of systems to be applied in such contexts. Several aspects of characteristics of the ANC systems were identified and are presented in this study. From the obtained results it was possible to have a clearer idea about the potential of this technology, and to confirm that this type of solution can be extremely important as a component of an active ageing program, as the preservation of hearing will also impact on the social life of the exposed workers.
TypeConference paper
AccessOpen access
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