Noise - Its Effect and Control in Mining Operations

The presence of high noise levels in many industries, together with the fact that countries are becoming increasingly concerned with the health of its citizens, has contributed to the importance of the problem of hearing loss. This problem has become the focus of scientific research, law and medicine, and the object of this thesis is to present the means whereby noise may be detected, with its resulting effects and possible means of control, in mining operations.
Keywords: Air, decibels, hearing loss, noise, sound pressure level, Drill, Drills, energy, Frequency, Mufflers, Noise, Pressure, sound
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