Hearing Loss Prevention for Musicians

Hearing and musicians

For the second year in a row, students in the Doctor of Audiology program in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science presented a talk entitled “Hearing Loss Prevention for Musicians” to 400 student members of the Marching Illini.  The AuD program has been working with Dr. Barry Houser, Director of the Marching Illini band, on hearing conservation. Presenters encouraged band members to schedule hearing tests and to consider purchasing custom hearing protection. The topic generated much interest among the Marching Illini, which made for a lively question-and-answer session after the presentation. Students who were involved in the presentation included Kat Coobs, Carolyn Legare, Kruti Kadakia, Sarah Gurnik, Emily Coper, Laci Le, Lauren Putira, and Andres Arns.