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Factors that contribute to hearing damage include:
Instruments and players: Some instruments - particularly trombones, cornets, piccolo and percussion - can cause high sound levels to the player and those close to them.
Position of musicians and other performers
Practice and performance venues: Unsuitably small rooms for large instruments or use of rooms with poor acoustics for band displays may increase the risk of hearing damage.
Length of exposure Musicians can be exposed to high sound levels over a long period during their working week from individual and band practice and performance. Added to this can be any other sources of noise exposure e.g. cannons and pyrotechnics.
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