Does Auditory Perception Help Maintain Safety?: An Examination of the Relationship Between Auditory Perception and Injury Risk

Christen Maguire, The College of Wooster


Recent observations suggest that unintentional injury mortality has been increasing in the United States. This is a trend that can be easily changed through the use of interventions focused on lowering injury risk. In order for these interventions to be created, the factors that raise and lower injury risk need to be determined. The present study examined the relationship between auditory perception and injury risk. This study used multiple measures to evaluate the relationship and other useful relationships. It was found that there is no significant relationship between the perception of looming sounds and injury risk. This relationship has not been explored in previous research and adds important elements to the existing body of injury research.