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Aug 11 2017

Noise may have greater impact on musicians than we thought

We have known for some time that excessive noise leads to hearing loss. However, a recent study published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine has shown that the risk to musicians is extremely high . In fact, professional musicians were found to have 4 times the risk of developing hearing loss compared to the general population. That’s no small number.

Noise exposure can lead to permanent hearing loss and tinnitus. So what can be done? It is recommended that professional musicians wear hearing protection at all times. It doesn’t matter what type of music is being played either. If it’s too loud it will cause hearing damage. So, whether you are in a rock band, choir, orchestra, or just playing around in the garage, get out that hearing protection and use it!

 

For more information please feel free to contact Accurate Hearing at:

Lower Sackville: 902-252-3004

Cole Harbour: 902-406-4327

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