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5/18/2016
Orchestra Chairs and Instruments
If you were to imagine the kind of musician most susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss, you would probably think of someone in a rock and roll or heavy metal band. Read more...
 
 
If you were to imagine the kind of musician most susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss, you would probably think of someone in a rock and roll or heavy metal band.  What if I told you it may actually be classical musicians?   Ross Tonini, AuD, an expert from the Baylor College of Medicine said:
 
“Generally, it’s assumed that rock and rollers are at greater risk for hearing loss, but it’s actually classical musicians that have higher rates of noise-induced hearing loss. 
 
“Whether they are in a symphonic orchestra or a marching band, trained musicians over time may begin to suffer from noise-induced hearing loss caused by close proximity to loud instruments.”
 
The article goes on to say that prolonged exposure to all loud noises can cause hearing loss, with a reminder that not all loud noises are known for being loud (such as a symphony orchestra).  Hearing protection is in order for any prolonged exposure to loud sound.  Musicians are no exception to the rule.
 
You can read more in this article from Baylor College of Medicine: https://www.bcm.edu/news/ear-nose-and-throat/hearing-loss-musicians-not-rock-and-rollers
 
CaptionCall is an active advocate for people with hearing loss.  We encourage people with hearing loss to seek treatment early and to actively manage their hearing health.  Our mission is to help people with hearing loss stay socially connected for a longer, happier, healthier life!
 
Written by John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator