Noise exposure of opera orchestra players

Authors

  • Jason Lee Sensory Communication Group, Inst. Biomaterials Biomedical Eng., University of Toronto, 4 Taddle Creek Road, Toronto, Ont. M5S 2G9, Canada
  • Alberto Behar Sensory Communication Group, Inst. Biomaterials Biomedical Eng., University of Toronto, 4 Taddle Creek Road, Toronto, Ont. M5S 2G9, Canada
  • Hans Kunov Sensory Communication Group, Inst. Biomaterials Biomedical Eng., University of Toronto, 4 Taddle Creek Road, Toronto, Ont. M5S 2G9, Canada
  • Willy Wong Sensory Communication Group, Inst. Biomaterials Biomedical Eng., University of Toronto, 4 Taddle Creek Road, Toronto, Ont. M5S 2G9, Canada

Keywords:

Acoustic wave reflection, Audition, Calculations, Dosimeters, Microphones, Musical instruments, Standards, Audiometric test, Hearing loss, Hearing protection, Musician, Opera orchestra player, Sound reflection

Abstract

The noise exposures of orchestra players from the canadian Opera Company (COC) during rehersals and performance of two operas were examined. The noise exposure obtained considers only the activity of the musicians with the COC, i.e., rehersals, dress rehearsals and performances. Although the noise exposure was found to be below the safety limit, the combination of other activities could result in exposure higher than the limit, posing risk of hearing loss.

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Published

2003-09-01

How to Cite

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Lee J, Behar A, Kunov H, Wong W. Noise exposure of opera orchestra players. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2003 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Oct. 19];31(3):78-9. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1559

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada