The effect of hearing conservation counseling using individualized OSHA and ACGIH noise exposure data on music majors' perception of sound exposure

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dc.contributor Coleman, Randall
dc.contributor Prickett, Carol A.
dc.contributor.advisor Hancock, Carl B.
dc.contributor.author Vincent, Brendan Robert
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T14:36:27Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T14:36:27Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000429
dc.identifier.other Vincent_alatus_0004M_10427
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/934
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of hearing conservation counseling using individualized OSHA and ACGIH noise exposure data on music majors' perception of sound exposure in rehearsal environments. A secondary purpose was to assess music majors' awareness of hearing health issues. Seventy-one undergraduate music majors were asked to rate their exposure to various intensities of sounds experienced during university band rehearsals and surveyed as to their knowledge about common hearing ailments and conservation practices. During 2 regularly scheduled 90-minute concert band rehearsals, half of the participants wore dosimeters designed to collect sound intensity data, once per second, while the other subjects participated without dosimeters. Data from the dosimeter-wearing experimental group was summarized and presented at a counseling session. Additionally, a brief video designed to simulate hearing loss was shown. 1-week later, all participants again rated their perceived exposure during rehearsals. Results indicated that the music majors generally understood the conditions that cause hearing damage. However, participants were less likely to accurately identify everyday audio hazards found in concert ensembles and individual environments. Additionally, participants rarely took steps to prevent hearing loss, even though many experience symptoms related to the condition. Counseling sessions resulted in negligible changes in participants' responses.
dc.format.extent 97 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Education, Music
dc.subject.other Music
dc.subject.other Health Sciences, Audiology
dc.title The effect of hearing conservation counseling using individualized OSHA and ACGIH noise exposure data on music majors' perception of sound exposure
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction
etdms.degree.discipline Secondary Education
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.A.


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