Collection items available

anatomy of the ear


The Wollondilly Heritage Centre has a number of collection items to offer to museums.

During their research into coal mining unions, the museum has been given a collection of documents relating to the effects of noise on hearing. The items do not fit withint the Wollondilly Heritage Centre's collection and the museum would be interested in hearing from a museum, archive, university or researcher who could make use of this very specific material.

The following items are available:

  • The test procedure in Pure Tone Audiometry using an Audiometer.
  • A volume of appendices for Acoustic Dynamics, including the History of Hearing Conservation and methodology, Hearing protection, noise induced deafness, and explanations of how the ear reacts to decibels and sound pressure, especially in industry and in coal mining.
  • Hearing Conservation in Industrial Noise by the Commonwealth Acoustic laboratories, June 1962
  • An A1 illustrated coloured poster of the ear
  • An article by David Eden who was engaged by CFMEU to measure occupational noise exposure in each of the Hunter Valley coal mines where their members worked


For more information or enquiries email Doreen Lyon.

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