BBC publishes guide for musicians on noise, its effects, and how to deal with them.Download part of the guide here..
Oct 18, 2011
BBC Safety Manager, Ruth Hansford, together a number of organisations involved in music-making has published a guide on noise, discussing its effect, and how to deal with them.
R Hansford is reported to say that "musicians tend to do well in hearing tests, compared with the general population [but] it's the hearing problems you can't easily measure: tinnitus, the loss of ability to pick out information in a noisy environment that are the most talked-about among musicians".
The guide also features three clips from Braham's Fourth Symphony
1) as it should be,
2) as it might sound if you are losing your hearing with age and
3) if you have noise-induced hearing loss.
The writers of the guide hope it will help those involved in music-making by raising the awareness of noise and hearing in this environment.
Part of the BBC guide can be downloaded here by clicking on the following link..
The Toolkit for Managers is available as a draft to consult and can be downloaded by clicking on the following link..
Another source of information in relation to noise at work in music and entertainment can be found at www.soundadvice.info/
More information on entertainment noise monitoring is also available on the Pulsar Instruments plc website. Click here to consult the relevant section and learn about the 'Pulsar Model 14 Digital Sound Level Meter or the Pulsar Model 22 Noise Dosimeter - both product ranges suitable for this application.
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(Above story: With thanks to SHP Magazine and the BBC).