Safer sound levels for live music - HEARsmart

Dec 2019: New research published by our team shows that software-based sound level management systems can be included as part of a strategy for reducing sound exposure for patrons and staff in live music venues. We trialed the sound level management software in six live music venues in Melbourne. Although we didn’t find a reduction in the average sound level, there was a reduction in the number of events with extremely high volume levels. More work is needed to work out how the software could be modified or used differently to facilitate sound level reductions.