The EARLog series of technical monographs on hearing and
hearing protection was created in 1979 to provide up-to-date
research and educational information to the customers of what was then E·A·R Division to what is now today, 3M. Since that time twenty–one EARLogs have been
published. They are available for download from this web site,
and are also available as reprints (see below).
EARLogs are peer reviewed by independent experts prior to
publication. This highly acclaimed series has appeared in
eleven journals, is read in over 36 countries, and is utilized
by the U.S. armed forces, OSHA, CAOHC, and more than 70 universities
as educational materials for hearing conservation training
courses. Moreover, it was heavily cited by the Mine Safety
and Health Administration (MSHA) in their revised 1999 noise
regulation. Selected EARLogs have been translated into Danish,
German, French, Portuguese, and Swedish and others have been
reprinted as contributed technical articles in magazines and
journals in the U. S., Canada, Europe, Australia, and Brazil.
Index provides an overview of the series on its back page,
with initial publication dates and the languages into which
selected EARLogs have been translated. The body of the index
provides a key word index for the entire series.
There have been strides in understanding hearing protection
function and performance in the twenty–one years since the
first EARLog was published. This evolving series has reflected
that fact by incorporating the most current information available
at the time of publication. Certain of the EARLogs (1, 2,
15, and 16) contain information that has been supplanted or
has become dated. Those EARLogs are not available for download;
however, copies may be obtained by contacting Cyd
Kladden and specifying the nature of your request.
EARLogs are provided as a courtesy and may be reproduced
only in their entirety and with clear copyright reference
to 3M. If you plan to use any of this information
in a publication, please contact Cyd
Kladden for permission.
EARLog Series – Complete series including EARLog Index, less
special request EARLogs (1, 2, 15, and 16).
(1.8Mb WinZip File)