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Thursday, October 26 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Safe Listening in Pro Audio

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Recent studies on hearing health have led to a new understanding of how temporary "ringing of the ears" and other short-term warnings to sound exposure should not be ignored. If there is a safe sound exposure level, it is lower than previously thought.

The latest findings on safe listening will be summarised, including short-term and long-term consequences of overdosing. Medical data is compared to hazard-based requirements on sound levels in Europe, and a best practice for audio professionals is suggested.

We will also discuss seeding reasonable listening habits in our children, the first generation that could potentially benefit from a better understanding of common threats to hearing in modern life.

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Thomas Lund

Senior Technologist, Genelec Oy
Thomas Lund is senior scientist at Genelec, doing subjective research and listening tests. He has written papers on perception, spatialisation, loudness, sound exposure and true-peak level. Thomas is convenor of a working group under the European Comission, tasked with the prevention... Read More →
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Deanna Meinke

Deanna Meinke received her master’s degree in Audiology from Northern Illinois University. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado in Audiology and is currently a Winchester Distinguished Professor in the Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences program at the University... Read More →
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Petteri Hyvärinen

Petteri Hyvärinen received his M.Sc. (Tech.) degree in acoustics and audio signal processing from Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Finland, in 2012 and his D.Sc. (Tech.) degree in biomedical engineering from Aalto University School of Science in 2017.In his doctoral... Read More →

Thursday October 26, 2023 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT