Hearing and Decibel Apps

iPhone/Pad Apps: Decibel Ultra Ultra decibel measures the volume and helps you figure out how big the noise level compared to the same values. Android Apps: Sound Meter You can measure the environmental noise in decibels. Decibel Meter This app will use the phone microphone to measure environmental noise decibels (dB) and show a value READ MORE

Hearing Loss and Decibel levels

Continuous exposure to loud sounds for an extended duration is the key factor in musician related hearing loss. Factors That Affect Hearing Loss: 1. intensity (average levels) 2. duration (exposure length) 3. distance between you and the sound source DANGEROUS DECIBELS click to enlarge Sounds above 90 decibels (dB, a measurement of the loudness or READ MORE

Music Student Guidelines

Staff Recommended Publications  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 small investment in hearing safety education can prevent damage to your students’ hearing. Download Article

National Advisory Board

The Mission of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) is to prevent hearing loss due to noise and other environmental factors in all sectors of society.  NHCA was formed in 1976 to provide a forum where others of similar persuasion could share information and gain increased insights regarding occupational hearing conservation. The Performing Arts Medicine READ MORE

NOMAF Save Sounds Forums

Practice Safe Sounds Forum 2012 February 26th, 2013 served as the kick-off to the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation “Practice Safe Sounds” Initiative. Held at Snug Harbor, a local jazz club, NOMAF brought together local and national entities to launch the initiative which will provide education and tools to protecting musicians, music lovers, club owners, READ MORE

Partnering Advocates

New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation (NOMC & NOMAF) is launching a new program, The Save NOLA Sounds Initiative.  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 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 Stacey Morigeau – Save Sounds Co-Chair Foam ear plugs 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