If you’re working in the sound profession, chances are that you or some of your colleagues are already struggling with a hearing loss or other ear disorder.
That is why our Sound Partners education program has broadened its services, and is now a complete resource to assist with information and education on a variety of hearing health issues for people actively working as a musician or sound professional.
Do you have a question about on the job exposure? Do you notice a hearing loss or tinnitus in certain work conditions? Have unexplained episodes of dizziness? Is it possible to wear hearing aids and mix sound effectively? Are you experiencing hearing loss in one ear but not the other? Are you a musician wanting to know how to help protect your hearing while using in-ear-monitors? Or, would you like someone to present a hearing health talk at your next meeting?
As a world-renowned hearing science and medical institution focused on developing new treatments for hearing loss and related disorders, the House Research Institute is uniquely positioned to help audio professionals through its Sound Partners program.
We encourage the audio community to ask questions and seek out the help they need with assurance that their concerns can be addressed in confidence with some of the world’s leading otologists and audiologists.
Monitor Your Sound
Sound pressure levels are measured in decibels (dB). Guidelines for safe levels of sound exposure are expressed in dB(A), a frequency-weighted measure
of sound pressure, and averaged over time as a time-weighted average (TWA). The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) guidelines are stated in terms of the maximum time that you can safely be exposed to different TWAs on a daily basis over a 40-year period.
Play around with the Noise Meter and hear the different sounds and sound intensities of everyday objects.