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'Better awareness' needed for hearing problems in music industry

25th May 2011 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

Music professionals may explore the possibility of using safety signs due to a warning from experts at the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

Figures indicate that 21,000 people suffer work-related hearing problems annually and ten per cent of the UK's adults suffer from tinnitus all of the time.

Therefore, as part of Noise Action Week, IOSH has called on employers to protect their workers by adhering to simple safety precautions, such as providing ear plugs and hearing tests.

Peter Wilson, an IOSH course trainer, said: "People think that earplugs ruin the quality of the music they hear. This is wrong, and it actually makes it easier for you to hear people who are talking to you while music is playing."

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) recently honoured Leeds Metropolitan University for their health and safety efforts.

It was presented with a gold award in RoSPA's Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2011. ADNFCR-2754-ID-800556019-ADNFCR


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