Professional musicians such as orchestra, band members, music teachers, as well
as others in the music industry such as disc jockeys, audio engineers, and crew
members are all at risk for developing permanent hearing loss, ringing in the
ears, and other hearing disorders from prolonged exposure to loud music.
Exposures to noise exceeding 85 decibels over 8 hours (dBA) are considered
hazardous, and if the noise reaches 100 dBA, it could take only 15 minutes to
cause permanent damage if exposed for a prolonged period of time.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health published new
guidance to help musicians and those who work in the music industry protect
To mitigate potential hearing damage for professional musicians, NIOSH
recommends that employers, music venue operators, schools and colleges,
consider the following:
AplusA-online.de - Source: Centre for Occupational Health and Safety