A new study has found that musicians, music directors and production staff have nearly double the risk of getting tinnitus compared with those employed in quieter industries.
The study, carried out at the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness, aimed at better understanding the effects of noise exposure on musicians’ hearing. As part of this project, the team analyzed data on hearing difficulties and tinnitus in 23,000 people from the UK Biobank, an online database of medical and lifestyle records of half a million Britons.
The most striking finding was that music industry workers were almost twice as likely to report tinnitus compared with people working in the finance industry.
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