Earplugs unavoidable for musicians in the orchestra and at home
Many musicians suffer ear damage. Professional orchestras have therefore taken measures in recent years to reduce the sound levels. Studies now reveal that physical measures, like placing screens or creating more space, have little effect. This is due to one’s own instrument contributing just as much to the sound level that reaches the ear as all the orchestra’s instruments together. The only solution that really helps is earplugs, for professionals but also amateurs playing at home.