[music-dsp] [OT] Ear damage
Brahim HAMADI CHAREF
brahim at cis.plym.ac.uk
Tue Apr 4 04:42:20 EDT 2000
A search using "earing" on the AES Preprint searching page
gave me this reference ... search also with "loss".
AES Preprint 962 "Hearing Damage from Music: U.K. Experience"
by Alex Burd (AES Journal Vol:Issue: 22:7 Page: 524 Year: 1974
"Studies of the hearing damage resulting from exposure to music
in studios, clubs, discotheques, etc., have produced contradictory
results. Some of the studies show evidence of hearing loss increasing
with exposure while other work on subjects that might..."
More recently ...
"Hearing Loss from Noise and Music" Author: W. Dixon Ward
Preprint Number: 3159 (1991-10)
"Ever since it became common knowledge that sound levels above 85 dBA
could produce hearing loss, public concern has been voiced that music,
not only popular but also classical, might damage hearing. However,
hazard depends not only on level but also on..."
"Investigation of the Loud Music Exposure Hearing Loss"
Preprint Number: 3312 (1992-03)
"Hearing Loss and Music" Author: K. Dibble
Preprint Number: 3869 (1994-03)
Joe Wright wrote:
> Can anyone point me towards quality research into what types of sound at
> what levels produce what ear damage?
> The UK health and safety spec is simply one db level. However, this does
> not take into account frequency levels, quality of equipment, etc...
> On a side note, I know that high freq sound is what can do the damage (which
> is why over driven distorted speakers are bad). Does this mean a speaker
> with a ~48kHz response (for 96kHz audio) could be dangerous?
> Joe Wright - Nyr Sound Ltd
> info at nyrsound.com
Brahim HAMADI CHAREF - PhD student (Computer Music)
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