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Hearing Loss in Musicians
Prevention and Management

Edited by: Marshall Chasin
186 pages, Softcover, 7 x 10"
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The editor and contributors are all experts in their relative fields and work daily with professionals in the performing arts who are endangered by exposure to high-volume sound. Here they clearly present some of the anatomy and physiology of the hearing mechanism; medical problems associated with exposure to long-term, high volume sounds in the musical environment; and, in the bulk of the book, hearing protection and practical advice on preventive measures.

Musicians and Hearing Loss: Interview with Marshall Chasin, AuD
Douglas L. Beck, AuD, speaks with Dr. Chasin about hearing protection for musicians, spectral warping, and more.

Read the interview here, or as PDF.
Interview republished with permission from the American Academy of Audiology. Copyright 2011


  • Andy Shiach, Managing Director, Advanced Communication Solutions, Ltd., ENT & Audiology News (2010):
    "Marshall Chasin's latest offering is a very welcome and necessary publication ... An informative publication that belongs on the bookshelf of every hearing professional that comes in contact with musicians and provides the answers to many of the questions they pose about their most important instrument. Highly recommended."

  • Maris S. Appelbaum, Ear & Hearing (2010):
    "The appendices are extremely helpful handouts for patients. ... An excellent source of information covering a wide range of topics from prevention through management of music-induced hearing loss and its symptoms. ... Chasin's many years of working with musicians gives him special insight into their specific needs."

  • #, Doody's (2013):
    ""Named to Doody's Core Titles in the Health Sciences 2013 list""

  • Foreword - Mead Killion
  1. Hearing Loss Prevention for Musicians and Introduction to the Problem
    Marshall Chasin, AuD
  2. Overview of Anatomy and Physiology of the Peripheral Auditory System
    Richard J. Salvi, Ph.D, Edward Lobarinas, Ph.D., and Wei Sun, Ph.D.
  3. The Medical Aspects of Otlogic Damage from Noise in Muscians
    Kenneth Einhorn, MD
  4. Tinnitus, Hyperacusis, and Music
    Richard S. Tyler, Ph.D, Son-A Chang, Pan Tao, Stephanie Gogel, and Anne K. Gehringer
  5. Do Headphones Cause Hearing Loss? Risk of Music Induced Hearing Loss for the Music Consumer
    Brian Fligor, D.Sc
  6. Uniform Hearing Protection for Musicians
    Patricia Niquette, AuD
  7. Personal In-the-Ear Monitoring: The Audiologist’s Role
    Michael Santucci, M.S
  8. Room and Stage Acoustics for Optimal Listening and Playing
    William J. Gastmeier, M.a.Sc., P.Eng
  9. Inexpensive Environmental Modifications
    Marshall Chasin, AuD
  10. Hearing Aids and Music
    Marshall Chasin, AuD
  11. Cochlear Implants and Music
    Hugh McDermott, Ph.D
  12. Music for the Audiologist
    Marshall Chasin, AuD and Doran Hayes, B. Mus., M.Sc.
  13. Human Performance Approach to Prevention: Occupational Darwinism
    John Chong, MD, B.a.Sc
  14. Toward a Functional Hearing Test for Muscians: The Probe Tone Method
    Frank Russo, Ph.D
  • Appendix A: Musical Note to Frequency Conversion Chart
  • Appendix B: Six Musicians’ Fact Sheets

About The Editor

Marshall Chasin

Dr. Marshall Chasin, AuD, MSc, Reg CASLPO, Aud(C) is an Audiologist and the Director of Auditory Research at the Musicians' Clinics of Canada in Toronto, Ontario.

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