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A Profile of Percussionists' Behaviors and Attitudes Toward Hearing Conservation

Ann E. Curk, David R. Cunningham
From: Medical Problems of Performing Artists: Volume 21 Number 2: Page 59 (June 2006)

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Abstract: The present study was undertaken to investigate the behaviors and attitudes of percussionists regarding hearing conservation. Little is known about the frequency with which percussionists use hearing protection, the reasons for non-use, and their general knowledge about music-induced hearing loss. Using a written survey or personal interview, we surveyed approximately 500 amateur and professional percussionists who attended two local percussionists¿ conventions, which produced 283 completed surveys. This article describes the frequency of hearing protection device (HPD) use, reasons for non-use, types of HPD used, the advantages and disadvantages of wearing HPDs from the percussionists¿ point of view, sources where percussionists obtained information regarding HPDs, time of their most recent purchase, and accuracy of percussionists¿ knowledge of music-induced hearing loss and HPDs.

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