Hearing protector selection program for orchestra musicians
Unimpaired hearing is part of a musician's capital. Under the German OSH regulation governing noise and vibration (LärmVibrationsArbSchV), employers are obliged to protect employees against noise which presents a hazard to their hearing. Musicians, however, frequently conduct a number of tasks (solo practising, teaching, etc.) involving noise exposure which the musician's employer often cannot be completely aware of.
For such cases, a selection program is available for musicians which assists them in determining their own exposure to noise and selecting suitable hearing protectors.