Exposure to excessive sounds and hearing status in academic classical music students.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/618131
Title:
Exposure to excessive sounds and hearing status in academic classical music students.
Authors:
Pawlaczyk-Luszczynska, Małgorzata; Zamojska-Daniszewska, Małgorzata; Dudarewicz, Adam; Zaborowski, Kamil
Abstract:
The aim of this study was to assess hearing of music students in relation to their exposure to excessive sounds.; Standard pure-tone audiometry (PTA) was performed in 168 music students, aged 22.5±2.5 years. The control group included 67 subjects, non-music students and non-musicians, aged 22.8±3.3 years. Data on the study subjects' musical experience, instruments in use, time of weekly practice and additional risk factors for noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) were identified by means of a questionnaire survey. Sound pressure levels produced by various groups of instruments during solo and group playing were also measured and analyzed. The music students' audiometric hearing threshold levels (HTLs) were compared with the theoretical predictions calculated according to the International Organization for Standardization standard ISO 1999:2013.; It was estimated that the music students were exposed for 27.1±14.3 h/week to sounds at the A-weighted equivalent-continuous sound pressure level of 89.9±6.0 dB. There were no significant differences in HTLs between the music students and the control group in the frequency range of 4000-8000 Hz. Furthermore, in each group HTLs in the frequency range 1000-8000 Hz did not exceed 20 dB HL in 83% of the examined ears. Nevertheless, high frequency notched audiograms typical of the noise-induced hearing loss were found in 13.4% and 9% of the musicians and non-musicians, respectively. The odds ratio (OR) of notching in the music students increased significantly along with higher sound pressure levels (OR = 1.07, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.014-1.13, p < 0.05). The students' HTLs were worse (higher) than those of a highly screened non-noise-exposed population. Moreover, their hearing loss was less severe than that expected from sound exposure for frequencies of 3000 Hz and 4000 Hz, and it was more severe in the case of frequency of 6000 Hz.; The results confirm the need for further studies and development of a hearing conservation program for music students. Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2017;30(1):55-75.
Affiliation:
Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland
Citation:
Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2017, 30 (1):55-75
Journal:
International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Issue Date:
21-Feb-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/618131
DOI:
10.13075/ijomeh.1896.00709
PubMed ID:
28220907
Additional Links:
http://ijomeh.eu/EXPOSURE-TO-EXCESSIVE-SOUNDS-AND-HEARING-STATUS-IN-STUDENTS-ENROLLED-IN-ACADEMIC-CLASSICAL-MUSIC-EDUCATION,61256,0,2.html
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1896-494X
Sponsors:
Funding: the study was supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland grant IMP 18.2/2012−2013 “Assessment of exposure to excessive sounds and hearing status in students enrolled in academic music education.” Grant manager: Małgorzata Pawlaczyk-Łuszczyńska, Ph.D. with habilitation, NIOM professor.
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dc.contributor.authorPawlaczyk-Luszczynska, Małgorzataen
dc.contributor.authorZamojska-Daniszewska, Małgorzataen
dc.contributor.authorDudarewicz, Adamen
dc.contributor.authorZaborowski, Kamilen
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-22T12:01:13Z-
dc.date.available2017-08-22T12:01:13Z-
dc.date.issued2017-02-21-
dc.identifier.citationInt J Occup Med Environ Health 2017, 30 (1):55-75en
dc.identifier.issn1896-494X-
dc.identifier.pmid28220907-
dc.identifier.doi10.13075/ijomeh.1896.00709-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10146/618131-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to assess hearing of music students in relation to their exposure to excessive sounds.en
dc.description.abstractStandard pure-tone audiometry (PTA) was performed in 168 music students, aged 22.5±2.5 years. The control group included 67 subjects, non-music students and non-musicians, aged 22.8±3.3 years. Data on the study subjects' musical experience, instruments in use, time of weekly practice and additional risk factors for noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) were identified by means of a questionnaire survey. Sound pressure levels produced by various groups of instruments during solo and group playing were also measured and analyzed. The music students' audiometric hearing threshold levels (HTLs) were compared with the theoretical predictions calculated according to the International Organization for Standardization standard ISO 1999:2013.en
dc.description.abstractIt was estimated that the music students were exposed for 27.1±14.3 h/week to sounds at the A-weighted equivalent-continuous sound pressure level of 89.9±6.0 dB. There were no significant differences in HTLs between the music students and the control group in the frequency range of 4000-8000 Hz. Furthermore, in each group HTLs in the frequency range 1000-8000 Hz did not exceed 20 dB HL in 83% of the examined ears. Nevertheless, high frequency notched audiograms typical of the noise-induced hearing loss were found in 13.4% and 9% of the musicians and non-musicians, respectively. The odds ratio (OR) of notching in the music students increased significantly along with higher sound pressure levels (OR = 1.07, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.014-1.13, p < 0.05). The students' HTLs were worse (higher) than those of a highly screened non-noise-exposed population. Moreover, their hearing loss was less severe than that expected from sound exposure for frequencies of 3000 Hz and 4000 Hz, and it was more severe in the case of frequency of 6000 Hz.en
dc.description.abstractThe results confirm the need for further studies and development of a hearing conservation program for music students. Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2017;30(1):55-75.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFunding: the study was supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland grant IMP 18.2/2012−2013 “Assessment of exposure to excessive sounds and hearing status in students enrolled in academic music education.” Grant manager: Małgorzata Pawlaczyk-Łuszczyńska, Ph.D. with habilitation, NIOM professor.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://ijomeh.eu/EXPOSURE-TO-EXCESSIVE-SOUNDS-AND-HEARING-STATUS-IN-STUDENTS-ENROLLED-IN-ACADEMIC-CLASSICAL-MUSIC-EDUCATION,61256,0,2.htmlen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International journal of occupational medicine and environmental healthen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/*
dc.subjectexposure to excessive soundsen
dc.subjecthearing threshold levelsen
dc.subjecthigh-frequency notchesen
dc.subjectmusic studentsen
dc.subjectnoise-induced hearing loss (NIHL)en
dc.subjectpure-tone audiometryen
dc.titleExposure to excessive sounds and hearing status in academic classical music students.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Polanden
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Healthen

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