Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Plug-in an Individuals Hearing Thresholds - Hearing Loss Simulator

Here is a hearing loss simulator, where you can plug in an individual's thresholds.

 NIOSH Hearing Loss Simulator

The NIOSH Hearing Loss Simulator is a software training and communication tool for promoting hearing loss prevention. It allows a user or trainer to demonstrate the effects of noise exposure on hearing without experiencing an actual noise-induced hearing loss.
HLSim is a Windows®-based program that displays a "control panel" for playing sounds while adjusting the simulated effects of noise and aging. A simulated individual's age (in years) can be entered along with the years of exposure to noise (in A-weighted decibels). The effects are shown visually on the frequency band control panel and sound level display screen while the user listens to the audio playback.
This completely rewritten version of HLSim adds compatibility with the latest 32 and 64-bit Windows® operating systems and now supports mp3 sound files and other popular audio file formats.
  • Windows Installer 3.1 or later;
  • Pentium 1 GHz or higher with at least 512 MB RAM;
  • Minimum disk space: 32 bit version - 850 MB, 64 bit version - 2 GB
Installation instructions:
  • Download the appropriate ZIP archive (32 bit or 64 bit)
  • Unpack it into a temporary folder and run Setup.exe.
The software can be downloaded from this page, or ordered on CD. The download archive also includes the NIOSH Hearing Loss Simulator Instruction and Training Guide.
Audience: Trainers, workers, and hearing loss professionals

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