|Document ID (ISN)||110042|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Jansen E.J.M., Helleman H.W., Dreschler W.A., de Laat J.A.P.M.
||Noise induced hearing loss and other hearing complaints among musicians of symphony orchestras
||Jan. 2009, Vol.82, No.2, p.153-164. Illus. 33 ref.
||A total of 241 musicians from five Dutch symphony orchestras participated in this survey on the hearing status of professional musicians. Their medical history was reviewed and their subjective judgment of their hearing and hearing problems was assessed. They were subjected to extensive audiometric testing, including audiometric thresholds, loudness perception, diplacusis, tinnitus, speech perception in noise, and otoacoustic emissions. It was found that musicians show more noise induced hearing loss than could be expected on the basis of age and gender. Other indicators, such as complaints and prevalence of tinnitus, hyperacusis and diplacusis suggest that musicians' ears are at risk. Continuing education about the risks of intensive sound exposure and the need for good hearing protection is warranted.
||Netherlands; hearing disorders; risk factors; musicians; hearing loss
||hearing protection; safety consciousness; subjective assessment; symptoms; audiometric tests; limitation of exposure; hearing level; safe working methods; safety training in industry; tinnitus
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Netherlands|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Entertainment services and sports
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage