Even beautiful music may pose hearing-loss risk to pros

May 9, 2014 6:05 PM

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Even beautiful music may pose hearing-loss risk to pros

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Whether playing in a symphony orchestra or a rock concert, professional musicians may have almost four times the risk of hearing loss as their audience does, according to a new study.

Based on medical records, German researchers found the workplace hazard of hearing damage for musicians, conductors and others in involved in musical performance is significant enough to warrant protective measures.

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