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Analysis of noise exposure in university of musicians battery

Grant number: 14/11193-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2014
Effective date (End): August 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Speech Therapy
Principal researcher:Vitor Engrácia Valenti
Grantee:Vitor Della Rovere Binhardi
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências (FFC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Marília. Marília , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Professional musicians rely especially good hearing conditions. Thus, changes in the organ of Corti, hyperacusis, or tinnitus, can prevent or hinder the full use of auditory skills, damaging not only the work but also the quality of the social life of these individuals. Objective: To investigate the risk of hearing musicians battery university, and perform the measurement of sound pressure levels to which they are exposed. Material and methods: the research will be attended by 25 members of university Battery, of both sexes, aged 19-26 years. The musicians will undergo tests audiometry, otoacoustic emissions and distortion product, impedance, audiological history and listening habits questionnaire. In order to characterize the noisy environment they are exposed, will measure the sound pressure level during showings of the Battery University.

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