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Musicians and the Prevention of Hearing Loss

How loud is too loud? How can you avoid sound levels that result in hearing loss?

Hearing loss is a serious issue for professional musicians. To become informed, especially about the steps you can take to prevent noise-induced hearing loss, we recommend that you consult the following resources.


Musicians and the Prevention of Hearing Loss: An Introduction, Marshall Chasin, AuD
https://www.audiologyonline.com/articles/musicians-and-prevention-hearing-loss-926


Preventing Hearing Loss: Factsheets for Guitar and Rock/Blues Vocalists, Woodwinds and Large Stringed Instruments, Bass Players and Drummers, School Band Teachers, and Violins and Violas
https://www.audiologyonline.com/files/content/00900/00926/chasin-january-2008-audiologyonline-sixmusicianfactsheets.pdf


Decibel Levels of Common Musical and Non-musical Sounds
https://www.audiologyonline.com/files/content/00900/00926/chasin-january-2008-audiologyonline-loudnesscommonsounds.pdf


Protect Your Hearing Every Day:
Information and Recommendations for Student Musicians, from the National Association of Schools of Music and the Performing Arts Medicine Association
https://nasm.arts-accredit.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/02/4a_NASM_PAMA-Student_Guide-Standard.pdf

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