Factors increasing the risk for hearing loss in 'pop' musicians

Scand Audiol. 1977;6(3):127-31. doi: 10.3109/01050397709043112.


Hearing thresholds were determined in 83 'pop' musicians with an average age of 26 years, average exposure time of 9 years and average weekly exposure time of 18 hours. The following factors had a statistically significant influence (p 95) on hearing: ageing, brief exposure per session, long exposure time in years (2 kHz), participation in military service (250 Hz), listening to pop music with head phones (2 kHz).

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Auditory Threshold
  • Environmental Exposure
  • Hearing Disorders / etiology*
  • Hearing Tests
  • Humans
  • Music*
  • Occupational Diseases / etiology*
  • Time Factors