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.
This study will be of interest to members of the Vassar Community. Consider comparing your data to accepted sound level standards. Be sure to cite your sources.