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Evaluation of the effectiveness of mitigation on hearing protectors specific and non-specific to music in professional musicians

Grant number: 13/05458-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2013
Effective date (End): June 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Speech Therapy
Principal Investigator:Alessandra Giannella Samelli
Grantee:Victor Marques Marim
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FM). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Specific and non-specific hearing protectors for musicians. Purpose: compare and evaluate the effectiveness of attenuation in decibels of specific and non-specific hearing protectors for musicians making use of the equipment Microphone In Real Ear Dosimeter System (MIRE) and verify the performance of the protectors applying a questionnaire about the satisfaction regarding the use, Methodology: Will be tested by the MIRE, one hearing protector specific for musicians and one hearing protector non-specific for musicians for ten minutes each in the fifteen professional musicians during the rehearsal and then the questionnaire "satisfaction from the use of hearing protectors" will be applied. (AU)

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