Tell us what you think
Things you need to think about include:
Design and layout of the premises: Simple changes can help to overcome inadequate acoustic design and minimise unnecessary exposure to employees
Volume: Controls are often turned up too high, for example because the sound equipment is distorting the music
Length of exposure: The duration of the person's exposure to noise is as important as the noise level
Type of performance: Different acts using different equipment will create different noise levels
A 24-year-old DJ related that one night, after working in a club where the sound system was particularly loud, he went home with a ringing sensation that was so bad it took several days for his ears to recover. The ringing in one ear (tinnitus) has never completely stopped. He has become very sensitive to loud music, particularly high frequencies, and his tinnitus increases dramatically if exposed to loud noise. He is now careful always to wear earplugs when DJ-ing.