Vuvuzela - good for your team, bad for your ears
Vuvuzela is synonymous with the vibrant atmosphere at South African soccer matches. The intensity of the sound however, is dangerously loud according to occupational noise exposure standards. Preventative measures, such as public awareness and hearing protection, should be prioritized, especially in lieu of the upcoming World Cup in 2010.
De Wet Swanepoel, University of Pretoria & University of Florida
James W Hall, University of Pretoria
Dirk Koekemoer, GeoAxon
Occupational noise, noise-induced hearing loss,
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South African Medical Journal 2010;100(2):99-100.
Date submitted: 2009-08-04
Date published: 2010-01-29
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