Earplugs for Concerts: Protecting Your Hearing

By Monica Cohen, November 8th, 2010

When you think of a concert, most likely you picture cheering crowds, thumping bass, a screaming lead guitar, and pounding drum solos. While all of these things are part of the concert experience, they can also contribute to hearing loss, which is why it’s a good idea to invest in earplugs for concerts.

The decibel level of everyday conversation is about 60 decibels. Noises over 85 decibels can begin to damage the ear if exposure is prolonged. The music at rock concerts can clock in between 110 and 130 decibels.

The ear is a complex organ that is sensitive to loud noises. As sound enters the ear, it hits the eardrum, causing it to vibrate. The vibrations travel to three small bones in the middle ear: the hammer, anvil, and stirrups. Sound vibrations then enter the inner ear where they pass through the cochlea, a spiral-shaped organ lined with sensitive hairs that translate the vibrations into nerve impulses which ultimately become the sounds you hear.

Exposure to loud music can quickly damage hearing. As little as four minutes of exposure to the typical volume of a rock concert may begin to cause hearing damage or hearing loss. If you have to yell to be heard over music or noise, chances are it’s loud enough to damage your hearing. Ear plugs for concerts can help reduce your risk.

Hearing damage or hearing loss can result from performing a concert as well as attending one. Playing in a band means being surrounded by the noise of other instruments and amplification equipment, which can be just as dangerous to your hearing as being in the audience. For this reason, musicians also need to be mindful of both the level and duration of noise exposure they experience and consider wearing earplugs for concerts.

When you know you’re going to be around loud music for an extended period of time, it’s important to protect your hearing. Ear plugs such as the HEAROS brand are a reliable way to do this. HEAROS offers a variety of ear plugs made specifically for situations involving loud music, including Rock ‘n’ Roll earplugs for concerts. HEAROS ear plugs block out damaging decibel levels at concerts while still letting you hear the music, so you can enjoy your favorite band loud and clear without worrying about hearing loss.

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