•Hearing testing at first enrolment in music.
•Use of isolating custom ear phones (softer material)
•Wear both ear pieces always (one only is more dangerous listeners increases volume dangerously)
•Noise peak limiting devices (use personal monitor system with peak limiter),
no vent in the ear phone (additional noise)
•Seek help if early warning signs eg. ringing noise, temporary reduction in hearing after performing.
•Reduce number of times you are exposed & keeping volume level low.
Research in Music Noise Exposure
Rock and jazz music is loudest .
Rock Music Noise exposure 120-130dBA
75% of Rock/Jazz Musicians had hearing loss (Kahari et al 2003)
4-58% of musicians have some mild hearing loss (Axelson et al 1981)
Source :Chasin Marshall 2009 Hearing loss in musicians