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To Your Health: Protecting Yourself from Hearing Loss


Copyright 2024, Mark Alan Wade

Primary Author: n/a
Journal Title: International Musician
Date Published: Apr-05
Language: English
Category: Hearing Loss
Key Words: hearing loss prevention tips
Full Citation: To Your Health: Protecting Yourself from Hearing Loss. International Musician 103, no. 4 (April 2005): 11.
Full Abstract: Tips for preventing permanent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) are presented, including: (1) have hearing checked by a licensed audiologist at least once a year, (2) avoid hazardous sound environments whenever possible, (3) utilize hearing protection devices whenever possible. A study found that approximately half of musicians tested had hearing loss above an acceptable level. On orchestra stages, a so-called sound shield or baffle can provide some degree of protection from the loudest sections. A sidebar discusses hearing protection devices.