The hearing of symphony orchestra musicians.

  title={The hearing of symphony orchestra musicians.},
  author={K. -E. Karlsson and Per Gotthard Lundquist and T Olaussen},
  journal={Scandinavian audiology},
  volume={12 4},
The question has recently been raised as to whether the performance of symphony orchestra music involves a risk of sustaining hearing impairment. The following investigation presents a population study of 417 musicians, of whom 123 were investigated twice, at an interval of 6 years. Median values of screened tone thresholds were compared with a reference material, according to Spoor & Passchier-Vermeer (1969). The tone thresholds measured did not differ from the reference values although the… CONTINUE READING

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