Hearing loss in steelband musicians.

  title={Hearing loss in steelband musicians.},
  author={Solaiman Juman and Collin S Karmody and Donald Simeon},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={131 4},
OBJECTIVE To determine the difference in hearing between a group of steelband musicians (pannists) and a control group. DESIGN, SETTINGS, AND SUBJECTS We conducted a controlled cross-sectional pilot study consisting of 29 steelpan players and 30 control subjects from a steelpan orchestra (steelband) in the Otolaryngology Department of the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex. RESULTS Significantly more steelpan players had a hearing loss than the control subjects at 3000 Hz, 4000 Hz, and… CONTINUE READING

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