Review of orchestra musicians' hearing loss riskss

Authors

  • Stuart Eaton Workers Compensation Board of BC, P.O. Box 5350, Stn. Terminal, Vancouver, BC V6B 5L5, Canada
  • Heather Gillis Workers Compensation Board of BC, P.O. Box 5350, Stn. Terminal, Vancouver, BC V6B 5L5, Canada

Keywords:

Acoustic variables control, Attenuation, Audition, Frequencies, Musical instruments, Hearing losses, Noise exposure

Abstract

The noise exposure and hearing loss of symphony orchestra musicians were reviewed and the data on 53 members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) was reported. The VSO data indicated high-frequency notches suggesting minimal noise damage in some musicians. Results showed asymmetries in hearing for violinists and flutists which could be attributed to asymmetrical sound exposure.

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Published

2002-06-01

How to Cite

1.
Eaton S, Gillis H. Review of orchestra musicians’ hearing loss riskss. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2002 Jun. 1 [cited 2021 Sep. 22];30(2):5-12. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1429

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Technical Articles