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Figure 3: Noise-Induced Permanent Threshold Shift (NIPTS) projections of musicians (playing brasses and flutes) measured at 93 dBA ( Leq,8 = 85 dBA), after performing for 40 years. Each curve represents predictions for a different percentile resistance to hearing damage. For example, 50 percentile is the median and 90 percentile means top 10% resistance. All threshold shifts are mild and <10 dB even for the most susceptible part population

Figure 3: Noise-Induced Permanent Threshold Shift (NIPTS) projections of musicians (playing brasses and flutes) measured at 93 dBA ( Leq,8 = 85 dBA), after performing for 40 years. Each curve represents predictions for a different percentile resistance to hearing damage. For example, 50 percentile is the median and 90 percentile means top 10% resistance. All threshold shifts are mild and <10 dB even for the most susceptible part population