|Document ID (ISN)||104809|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Behar A.., MacDonald E., Lee J., Cui J., Kunov H., Wong W.
||Noise exposure of music teachers
||Apr. 2004, Vol.1, No.4, p.243-247. 10 ref.
||A noise exposure study was performed to assess the risk of hearing loss to music teachers as a result of their activities. Noise exposure of 18 teachers from 15 schools was measured using noise dosimeters. The equivalent continuous noise level (Leq) of each teacher was recorded during single activities (classes) as well as for the entire day. A normalized 8-hour exposure, termed the noise exposure level (Lex), was also computed. The measured Leq exceeded the 85-dBA limit for 78% of the teachers. Lex exceeded 85 dBA for 39% of the teachers. Limited recommendations on how to reduce the noise exposures are provided. The need for a hearing conservation program is also emphasized.
||noise level; teaching; musicians; exposure evaluation
||Canada; hearing loss; noise level measurement; noise dosimetry; limitation of exposure
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
Entertainment services and sports
Teaching and educational institutions