2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

The Effect of Noise on the Hearing Sensitivities of Music Students
Laura A. Greaver* and Susan Cheung
Dr. Ilene Elmlinger, Faculty Mentor

The purpose of the project is to investigate the effect of noise on the hearing thresholds of music student at Truman State University. Musicians are exposed to potentially harmful noise levels which can put them at risk for noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). This project surveyed 10 music performance majors about their backgrounds, frequency of exposure to loud noise, and preventative measures used. Their hearing thresholds were then assessed prior to and immediately following a rehearsal. Results will be presented and implications will be discussed.

Keywords: musicians, hearing, audiology, noise-induced hearing loss, noise exposure

Topic(s):Communication Disorders

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 11-4
Location: VH 1236
Time: 8:45

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