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Document ID (ISN)111795
CIS number 11-0554
Year 2008
Convention or series no. RR 664
Author(s) Patel J.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Musicians' hearing protection: A review
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2008. viii, 51p. Illus. 45 ref.
Internet access RR_664.pdf [in English]
Abstract The music and entertainment industry is unique in that high noise levels are often regarded as an essential element for the enjoyment of people attending concerts and live music events. However, there is a risk of hearing damage for people working in the music and entertainment industry, including musicians. One of the methods used to reduce noise exposure is the use of appropriate hearing protection. Many different types of hearing protection have been marketed for musicians including pre-moulded earplugs, custom-moulded earplugs and in-ear monitors. In order to support the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) understanding of this issue, the types of hearing protection available to musicians were identified. Telephone interviews were then conducted with nineteen professional musicians to collect information on: the type of hearing protection (if any) musicians are currently using; musicians' attitudes to hearing protection including whether they think it is, or it can be, effective and whether it allows them to do their job effectively; and the factors musicians consider important when choosing hearing protection.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; safety consciousness; hearing protection; musicians
Descriptors (secondary) human behaviour; subjective assessment; limitation of exposure; public OSH institutions; research; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Entertainment services and sports
Hearing protection
Noise