A study published today by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts finds that two in every three professional musicians are carrying a health disorder. The commonest are tinnitus, hearing loss, noise sensitivity and shoulder and neck pain.
The study was conducted with musicians from the Zurich Opera orchestra. Among the more persistent underlying complaints cited in the report is the disruption to social and family life caused by anti-social orchestral schedules. Read a summary here (auf Deutsch).