Department of Music and Theatre

Xavier University Music - Injury Prevention and Musicians' Health

Protecting Your Hearing Health
Musculoskeletal Health and Injury
Psychological Health
Acoustic Conditions in Practice, Rehearsal, and Performance Facilities

Although XU's acoustically-treated practice, rehearsal, and performance facilities meet OSHA Noise Standards, students must be mindful of exposure to excessive noise levels for extended periods of time. OSHA guidelines define excessive noise levels as 90 decibels or higher for more than 8 hours. For more information, please click here for a decibel comparison chart. here for a decibel comparison chart. Please for decibel levels specific to musical performance and listening.