Review of the exposure to noise of the musicians of the Italian opera and symphonic orchestras

  • Diego Annesi INAIL, Dipartimento Medicina, Epidemiologia, Igiene del Lavoro e Ambientale, Roma
  • Pietro Nataletti INAIL, Dipartimento Medicina, Epidemiologia, Igiene del Lavoro e Ambientale, Roma
  • Giuseppe Brizi RSPP Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
  • Andrea Silvestroni Libero professionista, già Medico Competente Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
Keywords: hearing loss, noise risks, noise directive 2003/10/EC

Abstract

The scientific works related to the measurement and evaluation of the exposure to noise risk of the musicians of the Italian opera and symphonic orchestras of the Teatro Regio of Turin, of the Auditoriums of Bolzano and Rome and of the Teatro dell' Opera of Rome are presented, which confirm exposure levels equal to or higher than the action values and the limit values provided for in Title VIII of Legislative Decree 81/08. In the case of the Rome Opera House, the first data of the auditory functionality of the musicians are also presented. These data are in line with the data present in the international scientific literature and with the provisions of the standard ISO 1999:2013. In addition, the Opera House is planning a series of technical interventions for the protection of artistic staff, in line with the recommendations of the non-binding guides to good practice for the application of noise Directive 2003/10 / EC.

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Published
2020-06-11
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