Factors affecting the use of hearing protectors among classical music players.

@article{Laitinen2005FactorsAT,
  title={Factors affecting the use of hearing protectors among classical music players.},
  author={Heli Laitinen},
  journal={Noise \& health},
  year={2005},
  volume={7 26},
  pages={
          21-9
        }
}
Classical musicians are often exposed to sound levels that exceed the Finnish national action limit value of 85 dB(A). Still, the use of hearing protectors is uncommon among musicians. The purpose of this study was to find out musician's attitudes towards hearing protectors, and under which conditions hearing protectors are used. The study group consisted of five major classical orchestras in the Helsinki region. The players were asked to fill out a questionnaire with questions on hearing… 

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