How your teen can enjoy the concert experience without major hearing damage.
There’s nothing quite like attending a pop or rock concert when you’re a teen. While it’s great fun and almost a rite of passage it also has its downside, namely hearing damage. And it’s no wonder, considering that a loud concert can be louder than a jack-hammer. But rather than banning concerts, a better idea is to go with ear plugs in hand…or in ear says Rex Banks of the Canadian Hearing Society. “Rock concerts can be quite loud and it’s recommended that if you’re going to go to one that you use some type of ear protection, so you could use store bought ear protection. Certainly if you leave a concert and your ears are ringing or making any kind of noise or if you all of a sudden sound like you’re talking loudly to yourself you may be experiencing some type of temporary hearing loss so it’s important to rest, give yourself some auditory rest, give your ears a chance to relax and settle back down.”
Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.