Hearing damage can happen to anyone in a matter of minutes when your
ears are unprotected in sound levels of 110 dB at concerts venues, rehearsal
rooms and dance clubs, and other noisy environments. Hearing loss can also
come on gradually after years of exposure listening to loud music and noise.
Unfortunately, hearing loss from loud noise and music is permanent. But, the
good news is that it may be totally preventable by using hearing protection
and with safe hearing conservation practices.
After exposure to high decibel levels, hearing loss at first may only be
temporary, with hearing returning to normal after several hours or days.
But, if exposure occurs repeatedly the ears will eventually lose their ability to
bounce back, resulting in permanent hearing degeneration.
Other damage can occur called “tinnitus”, a ringing in the ears that often
follows exposure to loud noise. You might have noticed this after performing
in, or attending a rock concert or dance club. The show is over, but the
ringing in your ears goes on. For some people, the problem is only
temporary, but for others it can become permanent.
Reducing your exposure to high decibel levels is one way to prevent hearing damage and wearing
hearing protection, this includes taking breaks from the sound during practice
or at the club.
H.E.A.R. makes available “Listen Smart” Safely Handling the Power of
Sound DVD at our nonprofitʼs website www.hearnet.com.
Listen Smart a "Cine Golden Eagle Award" winning rockumentary
produced by Dan Beck (H.A.M.F.) and directed by Pamela French,
features interviews with some of todayʼs most popular musicians (including
Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Wyclef Jean, Blondie and Moby) as they talk
about the kinds of long-term hearing damage that can occur when music and
other sounds are played too loudly. —Kathy Peck, musician, composer, co-founder and Executive Director of
H.E.A.R. Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers.
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