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Hearing loss in steelband musicians.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15467618     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the difference in hearing between a group of steelband musicians (pannists) and a control group.
DESIGN, SETTINGS, AND SUBJECTS: We conducted a controlled cross-sectional pilot study consisting of 29 steelpan players and 30 control subjects from a steelpan orchestra (steelband) in the Otolaryngology Department of the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.
RESULTS: Significantly more steelpan players had a hearing loss than the control subjects at 3000 Hz, 4000 Hz, and 6000 Hz ( P < 0.01). chi 2 testing for trend demonstrated that the longer a steelpan player played his instrument the greater the hearing loss.
CONCLUSION: These results indicate that pannists suffer permanent auditory damage from high-intensity sound levels and that preventative measures are required to prevent this hearing loss, particularly in younger players.
Solaiman Juman; Collin S Karmody; Donald Simeon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery     Volume:  131     ISSN:  0194-5998     ISO Abbreviation:  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Publication Date:  2004 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-10-06     Completed Date:  2004-11-06     Revised Date:  2014-11-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508176     Medline TA:  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  461-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Hearing Loss, Noise-Induced / etiology*
Middle Aged
Occupational Exposure / adverse effects*
Pilot Projects
Time Factors
Trinidad and Tobago

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