Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) and Musicians


National Orchestra Podcast on Hearing loss prevention for music

  • This online MP3 provides an excellent overview of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) as it relates to the performing musician, beginning with an explanation of the how the ear works and the causes of NIHL. Using music recordings and other sound effects to illustrate various concepts related to hearing loss, the 30-minute podcast is engaging and easy to understand. Studies are cited, concerns addressed, and solutions provided for musicians to combat NIHL.

Musician PowerPoint Presentations

  • Marshall Chasin, Director of Auditory Research at the Musicians’ Clinics of Canada in Toronto, brings together a variety of PowerPoint presentations relating to musicians and hearing loss. Each presentation focuses on a particular aspect of the causes of hearing loss along with suggestions for musicians to prevent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Diagrams and charts are shown and numerous studies are cited to support the need for more awareness of NIHL in musicians.

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