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Study looks to set safer noise levels at gigs

A national research centre is measuring noise levels at stadium concerts, clubs and other music venues in Australia to develop measures to prevent hearing loss and tinnitus.

The Hearing Cooperative Research Centre started its HearSmart pilot study at Foo Fighters (above) concerts in Brisbane and Melbourne in March, advising staff at the venues to wear earplugs and setting a 100-decibel noise limit.

The research is being funded by the Deafness Forum Australia, the National Acoustic Laboratories, the Deafness Foundation Victoria and Music Victoria, the state’s leading body for musicians and live music.

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