BH4BP #52 – Enjoy Concerts, But Protect Your Hearing!

Photo by peasap via Flickr

Photo by peasap via Flickr

Most of us love concerts, but we hate what it does to our ears afterward. Right after a concert our hearing tends to be shot. We feel like we are underwater and have difficulty hearing. Everything sounds so distant and mumbled for a few hours.

Since many of us have experienced this, I thought it would be a great topic to cover. So in this episode, I will go over how loud noises can cause hearing loss and give you tips on how to reduce noise and prevent hearing damage.

Some references I used while researching this show are The New Wellness Encyclopedia, Mayo Clinic and americanhearing.org.

The video podcast for this week is:

  1. The Quest for a Flat Belly!

The blog posts for this week are:

  1. Tea’s Caffeine: Longer Energy Without the Jitters
  2. Cream In Your Coffee?

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  1. Maria Isabel says:

    Good podcast. I am always amazed how people listen to their music so loud that even though it is in their ears you can still ear the music. Whenever I say that their music is too loud they say that they like to listen to all the sounds.

  2. I usually carry two sets of professional earplugs when doing live sound. Any major pro-sound or music shop carries a wide variety of era protection. Most bars with live bands, in Illinois, are required to have the foam earplugs. The band I was mixing for kept complaining that they could not hear the monitors. I went on stage during one of the songs and due to guitarists continuously turning up their amps, the metered level was 120 DB.

    The last concert I went to was Alice Cooper at Hawthorne race track in Illinois about 6 years ago. I was about 100 feet from the stage. The person next to me said something to me, so when I turned my head to look at them, my right ear was towards the mains. I ended up with a ruptured eardrum and lost hearing in that ear for about a week.

    Great show!

    Hearing protection is extremely important.

  3. Shawno says:

    My hearing is very important to me. Thanks for the great information you provided in this podcast. Having played in bands over the years, and having been to many concerts, I concur with a lot of Richard posted in the previous comment. People don’t realize how damaging live music can be to their ears until it’s too late.

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