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Noise trauma induced by a mousetrap--sound pressure level measurement of vole captive bolt devices.
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PMID:  20345785     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
While ballistic parameters of vole captive bolt devices have been reported, there is no investigation on their hazardous potential to cause noise trauma. The aim of this experimental study was to measure the sound pressure levels of vole captive bolt devices. Two different shooting devices were examined with a modular precision sound level meter on an outdoor firing range. Measurements were taken in a semi-circular configuration with measuring points 0 degrees in front of the muzzle, 90 degrees at right angle of the muzzle, and 180 degrees behind the shooting device. Distances between muzzle and microphone were 0.5, 1, 2, 10, and 20 m. Sound pressure levels exceeded 130 dB(C) at any measuring point within the 20-m area. Highest measurements (more than 172 dB[C]) were taken in the 0 degrees direction at the 0.5-m distance for both shooting devices proving the hazardous potential of these gadgets to cause noise trauma.
Matthias Frank; Matthias Napp; Joern Lange; Rico Grossjohann; Axel Ekkernkamp; Achim G Beule
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic sciences     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1556-4029     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Forensic Sci.     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-10     Completed Date:  2010-09-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375370     Medline TA:  J Forensic Sci     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  774-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery, Emergency Department, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University, Greifswald, Germany.
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