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Musicians should use earplugs

2017-11-28 18:33:36.373475+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

Earplugs unavoidable for musicians in the orchestra and at home:

The eardrums of trumpet players and flute players are the most burdened. During loud passages they are subjected to average decibel levels of 95 to 100 dB(A), just from their own instruments. The violin and viola produce decibel levels in excess of 90 dB(A) for their players. These levels are similar to those of a rock concert. They also well exceed the 85 dB(A) limit that European regulations stipulate for the compulsory wearing of ear protection on the work floor.

Hmmm... Wonder if high school band will be the next "too dangerous to play" thing after society wakes up to the dangers of football.

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