The hearing health of live-music sound engineers

  title={The hearing health of live-music sound engineers},
  author={Siobhan McGinnity and Elizabeth Francis Beach and Robert Cowan and Johannes Mulder},
  journal={Archives of Environmental \& Occupational Health},
  pages={301 - 312}
Abstract Most studies of hearing loss prevention in the music industry focus on the risk of hearing injury to musicians. However, live-music sound engineers (LMSE) may also be at risk of hearing injury due to their work-related sound exposure. We studied 27 LMSE, all of whom underwent otologic examination, including audiometry, distortion product otoacoustic emissions, speech discrimination and uncomfortable loudness levels, and completed a questionnaire investigating their history of sound… 


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