One*dB™ for Windows
One*dB™ (Occupational Noise Exposure Database) is a
noise exposure calculator and database manager all in one. One*dB™ supports traditional
assessment methods such as dosimetry, but it is specifically designed for
the sound exposure profiling method, also
known as T-BEAM (Task-Based Exposure Assessment Modeling). This method of
noise exposure assessment compiles individual sound samples measured for
primary job activities that a worker performs. These activities, along
with their associated sound levels, are entered into One*dB™ to
compute the overall 8-hour TWA.
Results of worker risk assessment audits using this
software can be used to direct the other elements of the hearing loss prevention
process. They are repeatable from one audit to the next permitting development of
audit trend charts showing progress in the noise control program and reductions in
As part of the HearSaf™ software suite, One*dB™
handles the noise exposure records needed to document exposures and
assign them to workers in Hear/Saf™ for Windows.
This enables a company's medical department access to noise exposure
information electronically, allowing a comparison between audiometric data
and occupational noise exposure for an individual employee.