Subject: Re: Child's scream From: Rebecca Mercuri <mercuri(at)GRADIENT.CIS.UPENN.EDU> Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 15:26:01 -0500
That's a good point. Wonder if any lawyers have thought of that angle for a defense -- hmmm....I can see a market for auditory experts testifying that the child's screaming evoked insanity on the part of the parent.....you might be on to something. ;-) My OSHA expert is still in Philly, though his kids are grown now. I'll have to give him a buzz and see if he remembers the actual numbers. Even at 120dB it is pretty bad. Of course, it is frequency dependent, so the females may be worse-seeming than the males (which explains why in some countries they drown them). Ick! Rebecca Mercuri.