on C-130s means aircrews and combat controllers will be able to coordinate airdrops more effectively due to the range of the SADL
network, the accuracy of position reporting and the ability to achieve all of this digitally without cumbersome voice communications.
, a program begun by the Arizona Air National Guard and now partly funded by the USAF, uses an off-the-shelf EPLRS radio, integrated with the aircraft's 1553 bus to tap into the EPLRS NCS to obtain positional information of all friendlies in the area.
Abbreviations: ANOVA = analysis of variance, CST = Connected Speech Test, HINT = Hearing In Noise Test, HL = hearing level, HSD = honestly significant difference, IRB = Institutional Review Board, NAL-R = National Acoustics Laboratory-Revised, PHAB = Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit, PTA = pure tone average, SADL
= Satisfaction with Amplification in Daily Life, SD = standard deviation, SII = Speech Intelligibility Index, SNHL = sensorineural hearing loss, SNR = signal-to-noise ratio, SPL = sound pressure level, SRT = speech reception threshold, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs.