Faculty Publications

Title

Noise levels of electronic arcade games: A potential hearing hazard to children

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Ear and Hearing

Volume

4

Issue

4

First Page

202

Last Page

203

Abstract

A measurement of noise exposure levels of players of electronic games was made in two small arcades using a noise dosimeter. Two different measurements were made, at normal operating levels and maximum possible levels. The results showed that excessive exposure levels were possible on arcade games and that these levels were mainly the result of certain procedures performed by the arcade operators. It was recommended that these procedures be avoided by operators to reduce the risk of noise-induced hearing loss of their patrons. © 1983 by The Williams & Wilkins Co.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1983

DOI of published version

10.1097/00003446-198307000-00005

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