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Karaoke can damage singers' voices and hearing

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7405.12-f (Published 03 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:12
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Researchers have confirmed what many people unlucky enough to listen to karaoke singing already knew—it can have adverse effects on health.

    Strenuous singing can damage the voice and increase the risk of noise induced hearing loss, according to two new studies. The popularity of karaoke singing, where the singer's voice is amplified against background accompanying music, has spread from Asia to Europe and North America, but few studies had looked at its …

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