|Document ID (ISN)||101702|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1047-322X - Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Laitinen H.M., Toppila E.M., Olkinuora P.S., Kuisma K.
||Sound exposure among the Finnish National Opera personnel
||Mar. 2003, Vol.18, No.3, p.177-182. Illus. 10 ref.
||The purpose of the study was to determine the noise exposure among the staff of the Finnish National Opera. An evaluation of sound exposure level due to individual and group rehearsals was also carried out. The measurements were made using individual noise dosimeters and fixed-point measurements. Although it was found that conductors, dancers and double bass players were exposed to levels below 85dB(A), the majority of opera staff were exposed to levels that exceeded this limit during both rehearsals and performances. When exposures exceed 85dB(A), the employer is required to develop a hearing conservation programme. There exist hearing protection devices designed specially for musicians. However, both education efforts and enforcement measures will be necessary to encourage more widespread use.
||hearing protection; noise level; noise level measurement; musicians; theatres
||safety consciousness; Finland; hearing loss; permissible levels; disobeying safety instructions; noise dosimetry; safe working methods; enforcement; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Finland|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Entertainment services and sports