Hearing loss prevention during concerts

Lifestyle choices impact your hearing

It is well documented that age can contribute to hearing loss, but did you know other factors such as lifestyle choices and noises we experience in our day-to-day lives can too?

Protect your ears during concerts

It is known that attending loud concerts and festivals, and listening to music at high volume through headphones can result in the deterioration of our hearing. It's important to look after your hearing and there are many things you can do today to protect your hearing in the future.

Read some tips to protect your hearing and prevent hearing loss during prolonged exposure to high volume levels:

  • Using hearing protection is recommended during all performances.
  • Ear protectors are very comfortable as well as being easy to find and cheap to buy at your local National Hearing Care.
  • Ear protectors need to be inserted properly into the ear canals so that there is a good seal and no gaps.
  • Regular festival goers should consider custom-made hearing protectors which guarantee a better fit and even better sound-reducing qualities.
  • Using hearing protection means music can still be enjoyable but at a safer level, which doesn't risk permanent hearing damage and tinnitus.
  • Being close to any loudspeakers at a festival carries a high risk of permanent hearing damage and tinnitus, so keep your distance to prevent hearing loss.
  • Measure the sound levels at a festival using a smartphone app that acts as a sound level meter. Check you are not being exposed to any sound above the safe limit of 85dB.
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