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Hearing loss in orchestra players is not a new problem. It has been acknowledged and discussed for many years by many researchers. While results can be variable, one thing everybody agrees upon, is that many other musicians (such as rock, hard metal, etc) do suffer some degree of hearing loss.
Symphonic music can pose a hearing hazard for musicians. Alberto Behar and his colleagues investigate the use of acoustic shields as a potential safeguard.
Alberto Behar writes that there is nothing new regarding hearing loss from long duration exposure to loud noise. The question has always been on how loud is loud and how long a duration should be to be considered as “long.”
Sandra Teglas examines the use of acoustic shields, screens and baffles to aid in hearing protection for musicians.
Marshall Chasin and Mark Schmidt tell us about the HF microphone as a low-tech solution for performing musicians and “ultra-audiophiles.”
Guest columnists Claude Alain and Benjamin Rich Zendel review studies that have investigated the role of musical training as a mean to mitigate age-related decline in difficulties understanding speech in noise.
Version française disponible ci-dessous I am frequently asked by my musician clients if they can have control over my software programming when fitting and adjusting their hearing aids. At this point I usually look over my glasses frame and with my best paternalistic look, I say “no.” At this point they get impatient with me…