By West Coast Ear, Nose, and Throat
July 29, 2015
Category: Health
Tags: hearing   hearing protection  

Protecting Your HearingLearn how to arm your ears with the proper protection they need to prevent hearing loss.

When the warm weather comes around we also welcome all the fun outdoor events and activities. Whether you are staying local or heading outside Camarillo, if you are attending a music festival this summer you’ll want to take a moment to consider how you’re going to protect your ears. While your ears might eventually adjust to the hours of blaring music, loud noises above a certain decibel can seriously threaten your hearing. Find out the easiest ways to protect your ears while still enjoying the music.

Check out the venue

When you get to the concert be sure to scope out your surroundings and pinpoint where the speakers are. During the course of the show, you may be tempted to move closer to the stage, which could put your ears right in from of the blaring speakers. If you want to preserve your hearing, it’s best to stand further back in the crowd where you will be away from the stage and loudspeakers. Don’t worry, you’ll still be able to hear the music and enjoy the crowd camaraderie.

Purchase earplugs

Many people choose not to wear ear plugs because they worry it will muffle the sound or ruin their concert experience. But you’ll be happy to hear that this is a fallacy. If you purchase quality earplugs you’ll be able to block out a lot of the noise while still allowing you to enjoy and clearly hear the music. If custom-made and quality earplugs cost a little more than you are willing to spend, you’re still in luck. There are high fidelity earplugs that work well and offer a reasonable price tag for any budget. Talk to your Camarillo ENT doctors about which earplugs are best.

Opt for outdoor shows

If you have a choice, opt for concerts and live music performances that are performed in the great outdoors rather than a small, indoor venue. Since the noise is less concentrated outside the loud music will be kinder on your ears than in more intimate settings inside. Plus with summer in full swing, it’s now easier to find more music festivals performing outdoors.

If you are noticing issues with your hearing then it’s time to call your Camarillo ENT doctors for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. The sooner we can catch your hearing loss the sooner we can stop it from progressing. Protect your hearing and enjoy listening to your favorite musicians for years to come.