Noise induced hearing loss in dance music disc jockeys and an examination of sound levels in nightclubs

  title={Noise induced hearing loss in dance music disc jockeys and an examination of sound levels in nightclubs},
  author={Adams Bray and Marcin Szymański and Robert Mills},
  journal={The Journal of Laryngology \& Otology},
  pages={123 - 128}
Noise exposure, hearing loss and associated otological symptoms have been studied in a group of 23 disc jockeys using a questionnaire and pure tone audiometry. The level of noise exposure in the venues where they work has also been studied using Ametek Mk-3 audio dosimeters. Three members of the study group showed clear evidence of noise-induced hearing losson audiometry, 70 per cent reported temporary threshold shift after sessions and 74 per cent reported tinnitus. Sound levels of up to 108… 

Loud Music and Leisure Noise Is a Common Cause of Chronic Hearing Loss, Tinnitus and Hyperacusis

  • M. Pienkowski
  • Medicine
    International journal of environmental research and public health
  • 2021
Evidence that loud music and other forms of “leisure noise” are common causes of noise-induced hearing loss, tinnitus, and hyperacusis is summarized.

Music exposure and audiological findings in Brazilian disc jockeys (DJs)

Music exposure was associated with temporary and permanent auditory dysfunction among professional DJs and the results showed there was a significant difference in amplitude.

[Assessment of temporary hearing changes related to work as a bartender].

People working as bartenders represent a professional group with an increased risk of hearing loss and raising awareness of this fact and implementing hearing protection programs in this group of workers is urgently needed.

The Risks of Amplified Music for Disc-Jockeys Working in Nightclubs

This study highlights the risk of amplified music on hearing and tinnitus in disc-jockeys working in nightclubs.

British university students' attitudes towards noise-induced hearing loss caused by nightclub attendance

A high proportion of students reported experiencing symptoms related to noise-induced hearing loss after attending a nightclub, and noise levels in nightclubs should be limited to safe volumes.

Short-term music-induced hearing loss after sound exposure to discotheque music: The effectiveness of a break in reducing temporary threshold shift

This study does not provide evidence that a rest period gives an additional reduction of temporary threshold shifts, and the advice to use chill-out zones is still valid, because this helps to reduce the duration to the exposure.

Noise and hearing loss in musicians

It is found that both classical and rock musicians are at increased risk of developing noise-induced hearing loss and an associated disease, tinnitus, as a result of their exposure to music.

Effectiveness of Earplugs in Preventing Recreational Noise-Induced Hearing Loss: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Earplug use is effective in preventing temporary hearing loss after loud music exposure and adds proof to the scarce evidence and knowledge on this topic, which is a growing global problem.

Hearing in young adults. Part II: The effects of recreational noise exposure

There were no significant differences in hearing between groups with low, intermediate, and high recreational noise exposure, Nevertheless, a long-term assessment of young adults′ hearing in relation to recreational noise Exposure is needed.



[Acute hearing loss and tinnitus caused by amplified recreational music].

The risk of permanent hearing loss resulting from short-term exposure to amplified music is low compared to the risk of continuous tinnitus, and the lack of acceptance of personal ear protectors could be reduced by avoiding the immediate proximity to the speakers.

Risks of developing noise-induced hearing loss in employees of urban music clubs.

It is concluded that employees of music clubs are at substantial risk of developing Noise-Induced Hearing Loss, due to chronic noise exposure which consistently exceeded safe levels.

Noise-induced hearing loss and symphony orchestra musicians: risk factors, effects, and management.

Although hearing protection designed for industrial use may not be appropriate for the special listening needs of professional musicians, recent advances in hearing protection design have made hearing protection practical for this population.

Noise-induced hearing loss and symphony orchestra musicians: risk factors, effects, and management.

Although industrial and recreational noise have been recognized as potential causes of noise-induced hearing loss for quite some time, recent advances in hearing protection design have made hearing protection practical for this population.

Does choir singing cause noise-induced hearing loss?

An (unproven) hypothesis is that singing might lead to increased endolymph pressure, and thus might cause hearing loss especially in the low-frequency region, and whether more choirs show similar hearing impairment and whether singing raises cerebrospinal fluid pressure will be the subject of further investigations.

Noise exposure and hearing loss among student employees working in university entertainment venues.

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Epidemiological evaluation of hearing damage related to strongly amplified music (personal cassette players, discotheques, rock concerts)--high-definition audiometric survey on 1364 subjects.

  • C. Meyer-Bisch
  • Physics
    Audiology : official organ of the International Society of Audiology
  • 1996
Measures to conserve young people's hearing must include a reduction of sound levels, the education of music and entertainment professionals, and making PCP users better informed.

A study of the noise hazard to employees in local discotheques.

  • L. T. Lee
  • Medicine
    Singapore medical journal
  • 1999
The study shows that all the employees regardless of occupations are exposed to noise above the permissible level of 85 dBA Leq and a high proportion of them also suffer from early sensorineural hearing loss and tinnitus.

Hearing: The Effects of Noise

  • W. W. Clark
  • Physics
    Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • 1992
The most important sources of nonoccupational noise exposure are hunting and target shooting, listening to amplified music through headphones, and attendance at rock concerts, where an assessment of risk of hearing loss is made.