Music concerts are fun and create great memories that can last a lifetime. The problem is they also tend to be ear-shattering loud, which can easily lead to permanent hearing loss and Tinnitus (ringing in the ears).
Sound is measured in decibels (dB). Human conversations occur at about 60dB, while the average music concert measures at about 120dB. Prolonged exposure to any noise over 85dB can cause permanent hearing damage.
Can one concert cause hearing loss? Yes, it can. This is possible since the typical concert lasts 2-3 hours with sounds levels of 120dB or higher, depending on where you are positioned in the venue, relative to the sound source.
So what can you do to protect your hearing? Wear earplugs. Just remember that not all earplugs are created equal. While attending a concert, you want to be able to hear the music the way it was intended, not a muffled version, as is experienced while wearing most standard foam ear plugs. Treat yourself to a pair of high fidelity earplugs, like Mack’s® Hear Plugs. Mack’s® Hear Plugs High Fidelity music concert earplugs have a unique open-air filter that reduces sound levels evenly, so music and speech sound clear and natural, not muffled.
In summary, yes, one concert can cause hearing loss, but by wearing Mack’s® concert earplugs, you can help protect your hearing and enjoy that great music without compromising sound quality.