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Document ID (ISN)104809
CIS number 06-410
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Behar A.., MacDonald E., Lee J., Cui J., Kunov H., Wong W.
Title Noise exposure of music teachers
Bibliographic information Apr. 2004, Vol.1, No.4, p.243-247. 10 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) noise level; teaching; musicians; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; hearing loss; noise level measurement; noise dosimetry; limitation of exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Entertainment services and sports
Teaching and educational institutions
Noise