Assessment of hearing and hearing disorders in rock/jazz musicians.

  title={Assessment of hearing and hearing disorders in rock/jazz musicians.},
  author={Kim K{\"a}h{\"a}rit and Gunilla Zachau and Mats Ekl{\"o}f and Leif Sandsj{\"o} and Claes G M{\"o}ller},
  journal={International journal of audiology},
  volume={42 5},
The aim of this study was to assess hearing and hearing disorders among rock/jazz musicians. One hundred and thirty-nine (43 women and 96 men) musicians participated. The results are based on pure-tone audiometry and questionnaire responses. According to our definition of hearing loss, tinnitus, hyperacusis, distortion and/or diplacusis as hearing disorders, we found disorders in 74%, of the rock/jazz musicians studied. Hearing loss, tinnitus and hyperacusis were most common, and the latter two… CONTINUE READING

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