Environmental situations exist that have harmful sound levels that put hearing health at risk and create extreme hearing difficulty. The goal of this objective is to identify and facilitate improvements to the exposure to harmful sound in two selected types of environments, such that hearing difficulty and/or risk is reduced, within two years. Success with this objective will result in a change in the hearing difficulty and/or reduced risk to hearing health in the two selected environment types.
The two environments that are currently the focus of our research are:
- Indoor live music venues where amplified music is performed at levels which pose a risk to hearing
- Primary school classrooms and innovative learning environments, e.g., open plan classrooms