by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist This article in Hypebot is yet another that asserts 85 decibels (dB) as point at which a noise level poses risk to musicians. It's true that music-induced hearing loss is permanent, painless, and preventable, but here are some corrections: If loud enough, only a minute or two of loud
by Jan L. Mayes, MSc, Audiologist A recent article about the hearing loss crisis among musicians reports hearing loss as every musician’s worst nightmare and as devastating for a musician as losing a hand. Many professional musicians have permanent hearing problems from not protecting their hearing until after chronic tinnitus or distortion and muffling hearing
Hearing loss is an occupational health hazard for musicians. And it doesn't matter if they play classical music or death metal!