For those of us who enjoy the rock concert scene, you’ll know that fall tours are heating up! Rock concerts are a great way to have fun, and music is a beautiful form of expression. But you may walk away from your newest concert experience with ringing ears. This doesn’t have to be the case. You can easily protect your hearing during concerts, which is especially important when all the concerts are held indoors. Here are a few tips that should help you get through the fall tour season without hearing loss or damage!
Look for the best spot
Yes, it’s thrilling to be in the front row for your favorite band. But unless you’re smack-dab in the middle, it’s probable that you’re very close to or right next to the speakers. As you can imagine, this isn’t too great for your hearing and can cause quite a bit of damage. In order to protect your hearing from these loud decibels, consider backing away from the speakers, or arriving early to find the perfect spot.
Though it may seem like it’ll ruin the show, earplugs can help tremendously in preventing hearing loss. You can get custom earplugs that will fit perfectly to your ear, which will offer the maximum protection for your ear. They may even help block out the noise of the crowd so you can pay more attention to your favorite artist. Regardless, even cheap disposable earplugs are better than nothing.
Between acts, it’s a good idea to step outside and give your ears a rest when possible. When the performer steps off-stage, the sound appears to lessen–but, really, it’s still much quieter outside. It’s also a lot less stressful than standing in the crowd. Take breathers when you need to! It’s good for your hearing and your mental health.
Feel like you need to evaluate your hearing? Bay Area Audiology can help you out.
Ready to change the way you look at hearing loss? Our Doctor of Audiology, Dr. Trisha A. Bents Muth, is exceptionally experienced in the art of audiology, and is dedicated to providing the absolute best solutions. Bay Area Audiology has been working to give patients a comfortable environment, with thorough evaluations. We are independently owned, and unbiased when it comes to finding you the care you need.
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