Summertime is filled with promises of long, fun days packed with outdoor adventures and events that will make amazing memories. Summer music concerts and festivals are at the top of the list for many of us. Music festivals have become increasingly popular, and now feature a wide range of genres, from hip-hop or country to pop or classical. This summer, as you’re planning which concerts to attend, Noisy Planet encourages you to also make plans to protect your ears!
Some concerts and music festivals can be very loud, with volumes reaching around 110 decibels. Research shows that anything louder than 85 decibels can damage your hearing, and the longer the exposure, the higher the risk of damage. Protect your ears by using hearing protectors, which come in different types to meet your needs. You can buy foam earplugs at drugstores or seek out silicone ear plugs or ear muffs. High-fidelity ear plugs are also a great option for concert-goers; they reduce volume while maintaining sound quality.