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Volume 4

SOUND ATTENUATION OF ACOUSTIC SHIELDS

Symphonic music can pose a hearing hazard for musicians. Alberto Behar and his colleagues investigate the use of acoustic shields as a potential safeguard.

Volume 3

HEARING PROTECTORS, HEARING LOSS, AND INTELLIGIBILITY

Readers of Alberto’s column should by now be used to his predilection for rigorously defining terms that are frequently used in the acoustics side of the field. In keeping with that practice he defines Hearing Protectors, Hearing Loss, and Intelligibility, so that there will be no misunderstandings.

Volume 2

The Best Hearing Protector

Alberto Behar explores the issue of hearing protection comfort related to usage.

“PLUGS IN THE CLUBS” INITIATIVE

The authors introduce us to the current programs from H.E.A.R. (Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established 1988 in San Francisco, California which was the first of its kind to launch world-wide music hearing conservation campaigns with the support of founding donor Pete Townshend of the Who, The Bill Graham Supporting Foundation, The Les Paul Foundation, The Hearing Aid Music Foundation and others.

The Quick and Dirty on Hyperacusis

Glynnis Tidball give us The Quick and Dirty on Hyperacusis and tells us how we can help our clients to understand their reaction to sound and, with the right tools, help them to increase sound tolerance and enjoy the world of sound again.

Volume 1

Motorcycle Noise – Part II

Alberto Behar provides his unique insights once again in Motorcycle Noise Part II.

THE (IN)FAMOUS NRR – NEW DERATING

In this issue’s Noisy Notes, Alberto Behar writes about the (in)famous Noise Reduction Rating.

Shields, Screens, and Baffles

Sandra Teglas examines the use of acoustic shields, screens and baffles to aid in hearing protection for musicians.