Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Hearing Impaired

Defence written question – answered on 21st May 2008.

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Photo of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace Shadow Minister (Scotland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what dates since 1992 his Department has undertaken studies into the potential damage to hearing from prolonged driving of armoured vehicles.

Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

There have been no studies specifically into hearing damage from prolonged driving of armoured vehicles. Noise exposure assessments are however undertaken and suitable protection provided.

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