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Reducing the Risk of Hearing Disorders among Musicians


June 2015
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2015-184
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Musicians and others involved in the music industry are at risk of developing permanent hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and other hearing disorders from exposure to loud sounds. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) examines the risks associated with music exposure and provides recommendations to protect their hearing.