The purpose of this study is to determine which common activities expose students to sounds that lead to hearing damage. A Vernier labquest pro sound level meter will be used to measure the amplitudes of various sounds students encounter on a daily basis. Data will be collected by three students with different schedules – several activities will overlap, so that there will be more data on particular activities of interest. Some of these activities include: studying in the library, going to a concert, studying in a dorm, a walk around campus, meals at The Retreat, and meals at ACDC. The data will be compared to amplitude levels that have been shown to contribute to hearing loss.
Group 3 members: Phelan Arata, Hannah Fenton, and Christopher Alba.