Professional musicians’ main hazard of work is the fact that they are working in a high decibel environment in which hearing loss, tinnitus, hypersensitivity to sound and sound distortion can result, especially over time.
If you’re a musician using traditional in-ear earplugs, it’s time to make a change! These will not work as they reduce sound by muffling low-to-mid-range frequencies. We provide custom musicians ear molds that can protect the musician’s ears from loud sounds without distorting what they hear, which is important on the job.
Wow! Did you know that approximately 22 million workers in various industries are exposed to dangerous noise levels at work, causing an estimated $242 million per year to be spent on worker’s compensation due to hearing loss disability?
Long term hearing problems can and will occur with loud, constant sounds that you’re hearing all day long at work. Also, loud, short, sudden noises (such as gunfire, motorcycles, loud music, etc.) are more damaging to hearing than regular and extended exposure to loud sounds over a period of time.
NIOSH highly recommends a hearing loss prevention program if you work in these types of environments where your hearing is at risk. This includes the use of hearing protection devices, periodic hearing tests and education for workers.
When properly fitted, (and with the proper type) earplugs can significantly help reduce loud noises and prevent hearing damage and loss. Hearing protectors which are not properly fitted to the wearer’s ears do not effectively prevent damaging noises from penetrating the ear canal.
NIOSH recommends a hearing loss prevention program that includes the use of hearing protection devices, periodic hearing tests and education for workers along with administrative controls that include accurate record keeping, evaluations and audits.
When properly fitted, earplugs can significantly reduce loud noises and prevent hearing damage and loss. Hearing protectors not properly fitted to the wearer’s ears do not effectively prevent damaging noises from penetrating the ear canal.