Tips and advice for concert goers

If you’re a music lover, there’s nothing better than going to concerts. Seeing your favorite bands play live, hearing all of the songs you love, and sharing the atmosphere with friends and other fans – bliss. But there is one problem: hearing damage from concerts. Live music is loud. And if you’re not careful, it could lead to long-term damage. But luckily, there are some simple ways to protect your hearing – and you’ll find all the information you need to know about concert hearing loss right here.

All the information any concert goer will need

Going to your very first concert? Want to find out what the loudest-ever rock concerts were? Or want to know more about how to protect your ears from damage at loud concerts? We’ve got all the concert tips you need to know, all in one place.

Hearing loss prevention tips for concerts

Concerts are loud. Really loud. The average concert is 97 decibels, and rock concerts are even louder, at 104 decibels. If you don’t use hearing protection, it can take just 30 minutes at 97 decibels before potential hearing damage kicks in – and at 104 decibels, it can take just 7.5 minutes. 

Hearing damage can manifest in several ways. If you’ve ever left a concert with ringing ears, you’ll know how annoying it can be. That’s called tinnitus, and it can be caused by exposure to loud noises – but if you use hearing protection, you’re less likely to develop it. Loud music can also cause hearing loss – you just need to look at the number of musicians with hearing damage and loss to know that it’s a good idea to limit your exposure to loud noise.

One simple way to protect your ears is to use earplugs at concerts. But that doesn’t mean you need to miss out on all the fun. Earplugs like Loop Experience offer up to 17 decibels (SNR) and 12 decibels (NRR) of noise reduction, and  have been designed with music in mind, with a special acoustic channel and mesh that filter sound waves rather than blocking them out – so you’ll still hear everything perfectly, just at a lower volume. 

Other ways to avoid hearing damage at concerts include standing far back from the speaker (as the closer you are to the source of the noise, the louder it is), and taking breaks to limit your exposure to the noise.

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