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Royal Opera House loses appeal over damage caused to viola player's hearing

7 days ago   |   By Wessexfm

The Royal Opera House has lost its appeal against a landmark ruling over the damage caused to a viola player's hearing due to loud music during a rehearsal.
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Musician wins £750,000 after suing Royal Opera House for hearing loss

Musician wins £750,000 after suing Royal Opera House for hearing loss

7 days ago   |   By Metro

The Royal Opera House has lost a legal challenge against a viola player who sued over career-ending hearing damage caused during a loud rehearsal.
Christopher Goldscheider suffered ‘acoustic shock' in September 2012 after sitting in front of an 18-strong brass section in the orchestra pit despite wearing earplugs for much of the rendition.
The opera house lost a Court of Appeal challenge today after previously being sued for £750,000 for breaching noise at work regulations.
Chris Goldscheider says he has stopped playing and listening to music
Mr Goldscheider, 45, was forced to end his...
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Royal Opera House loses appeal over viola player's 'acoustic shock'

Royal Opera House loses appeal over viola player's 'acoustic shock'

7 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Christopher Goldscheider left nauseous and dizzy around loud noise after injury in 2012 The Royal Opera House has lost its challenge to a landmark ruling in the case of a viola player whose hearing was irreparably damaged by noise levels in the orchestra pit while rehearsing Wagner's Ring Cycle. Three court of appeal judges on Wednesday unanimously ruled in favour of Christopher Goldscheider who suffered suffered “acoustic shock” in September 2012.
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