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dc.contributor.advisorStiritz, Lori
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Candace Leah ( )
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-27T19:45:57Z
dc.date.available2016-06-27T19:45:57Z
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.identifier.citationJohnson, C. L. (2016). Avoiding the inevitable: Overcoming noise-induced hearing loss in university athletic bands (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/6088
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Graduation in the University Honors Program, May 2016.
dc.description.abstractAny permanent, sensory hearing loss affects an individual’s vocational, social, and home life as it disrupts the ability to communicate with others. A permanent hearing loss in a musician breaks ties with other human beings as well as with a career that he or she has spent years learning. Yet this disability is unnecessary. Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is the most preventable type of hearing loss but the prevention must start at the beginning of one’s musical career. The purpose of this study is to investigate the attitudes collegiate musicians have towards using high-fidelity hearing protection. The participants were members of Texas State’s athletic bands. The musicians engaged in an educational intervention that incorporated dosimeter sound level percentages, distortion product otoacoustic emissions testing, and a video from Etymotic’s Adopt-A- Band hearing conservation program. Each musician was issued high-fidelity hearing protection and educated on its proper use. Pre-study and post-study surveys were conducted to determine how attitudes and behaviors toward the prevention of NIHL changed over time. Findings showed all band members felt that optimum sound quality was worth the increased risk of hearing loss. However, all subjects reported they would continue wearing the earplugs after learning of its importance.en_US
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dc.format.extent36 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectNoise-induced hearing lossen_US
dc.subjectMarching banden_US
dc.subjectAthletic banden_US
dc.subjectBasketball banden_US
dc.subjectAudiologyen_US
dc.subjectHearing conservationen_US
dc.titleAvoiding the Inevitable: Overcoming Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in University Athletic Bandsen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGlaser, Kyle
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication Disorders
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
txstate.departmentHonors College


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