About New Orleans Save Sounds

The New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic & Assistance Foundation advocates for acoustic wellness and protection from noise-induced hearing disorders. MEET THE NOMC&AF SAVE SOUNDS COORDINATORS Stacey Morigeau, (Musician Resource Director) 504-289-8040 | programs@nomaf.org Since she first began working at NOMAF in 2010, NOMC&AF Save New Orleans Sounds Program Director, Stacey Morigeau, has been dedicated to sustaining New READ MORE

Hearing and Decibel Apps

                      Decibel Ultra   – Ultra decibel measures the volume and helps you figure out how big the noise level compared to the same values.    Decibel Meter  –  Measure Sound Around you with ease.                        Sound Meter – You READ MORE

Hearing Loss and Decibel Levels

Damaging Decibels Sounds above 90 decibels (dB, a measurement of the loudness or strength of sound vibration) may cause vibrations intense enough to damage the inner ear, especially if the sound continues for a long time. A jackhammer produces a sustained noise level of 120 dB, the noise from a large truck can peak at READ MORE

Guidelines for Music Students

Staff Recommended Publications Please see the following articles to learn more about hearing protection and preventive methods for when practicing.   Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology Vol 6 Num 1 | Spring/Summer 2005 – this issue has a great article on hearing protection, Hearing Protection For The Critical Listener Preventing Music-Induced Hearing Loss A READ MORE

National Advisory Board

Amayn M. Amlani, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor on the faculty of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of North Texas. Dr. Amlani holds the M.S. degree in Audiology from Purdue University, and the Ph.D. degree in Audiology from Michigan State University. His research interests include the influence of hearing aid technology on READ MORE

NOMAF Save Sounds Outreach

NHCA 2015 Right after Mardi Gras in February 2015  the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) held a conference in New Orleans.  NOMC & AF were on hand with a table in the exhibition hall and hosted a breakfast round table discussion on “Perspectives on health and hearing maintenance for the New Orleans Music Community: Challenges, insights READ MORE

Partnering Advocates

New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation (NOMC & NOMAF) has launched a new program, Save NOLA Sounds.  NOMAF evolved from NOMC following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to expand its mission and promise to keep New Orleans music alive by sustaining New Orleans’ traditional music cultures through our Gig Fund, Prevent Death by Lifestyle program, The READ MORE

Save Sounds Team Recommended Videos

Auditory Transduction Sound Around You Project | Project website Introduction to Sound Around You from Martin Bryant on Vimeo. Dangerous Decibels: View video Alabama Public Television Spot View video Sound Explorations: View video Open Sound New Orleans: A collaborative soundmap of the city | View Website   Foam ear plugs are easy to find, some READ MORE

Tips for Hi Def music listening at home

Advice from an NOMC Donor On preserving your hearing: The following may sound both elitist and old fartist- but it comes from one who truly loves music, the fountain of youth.  In my youth, I played my stereo loud to “get into” the music.  As time passes, most listeners lower the volume, but may lose READ MORE