AES E-Library

AES E-Library

Workplace Noise Regulations in the Music Industry: A Square Peg and a Round Hole

Document Thumbnail

The music and entertainment industries have developed some momentum toward preventing music-induced hearing loss. This paper briefly summarizes the standards and regulations that constitute occupational noise regulations in the U.S. Although the music and entertainment industries are subject to the same requirements to protect the hearing of their workers as other industries, difficulties applying and enforcing regulations put these workers at risk. This contrasts with the EU, and especially the UK, where the legal authority partnered with stakeholders in working groups to develop, document, implement, and gauge the effectiveness of regulatory legislation. This article is motivated to initiate dialogues among audio professionals working in music and entertainment as to how these industries might be proactive in preventing hearing loss and conserving the hearing of their workers.

JAES Volume 61 Issue 9 pp. 667-675; September 2013
Publication Date:

Click to purchase paper as a non-member or login as an AES member. If your company or school subscribes to the E-Library then switch to the institutional version. If you are not an AES member and would like to subscribe to the E-Library then Join the AES!

This paper costs $33 for non-members and is free for AES members and E-Library subscribers.

Learn more about the AES E-Library

E-Library Location:

Start a discussion about this paper!

AES - Audio Engineering Society