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Sandra Mace

Sandra Mace is the program coordinator for the Music Research Institute, specializing in sound-level exposure of musicians. She holds a BM and MM in music education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is completing a PhD in music education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and holds CAOCH certification as an occupational hearing conservationist. She taught elementary music and middle school band during twelve years with public schools of North Carolina. She remains active as an adjudicator for middle and high school honor band auditions as well as a trumpet instructor and performer. She has presented research at the North Carolina Music Educators Conference and speaks to middle and high school students about sound-level measurement and hearing protection.

There are 4 included publications by Sandra Mace :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Environmental Factors in Susceptibility to Noise-induced Hearing Loss in Student Musicians. 2008 546 Hearing threshold and survey data collected over 3 years in a university school of music indicate that 52% of undergraduate music students show declines in high-frequency hearing at 6000 Hz consistent with acoustic overexposure. Declines at 4000 Hz h...
Prevalence of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Student Musicians 2010 427 This study describes the prevalence and characteristics of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) in student musicians (N = 329) aged 18–25 years. Students completed a questionnaire regarding exposures before a hearing assessment. NIHL was defined by the ...
Preventing Hearing Loss. 2008 762 Faculty and students in schools of music spend major portions of their time in environments (e.g., practice rooms, rehearsal rooms, and teaching studios) with sound levels that may put them at risk of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). NIHL is caused...
Sound level measurements in music practice rooms. 2008 1075 Average sound levels and percentage of daily dose of noise exposure were measured in the practice rooms of a university school of music, with the primary objective of determining whether sound levels in student practice rooms were high enough to warr...