Musicians Hearing Loss & Prevention
Exposure to loud music is the leading causes of musicians hearing loss. Fortunately, it is easy to protect your hearing from loud noises. When encountering noise that exceeds 85 decibels (dB), try the following:
Use musicians hearing protection. Earplugs are a necessity when you will be exposed to loud noises for extended periods. Custom molded earplugs designed to fit the unique shape of your ears offer the best protection. Earplugs have even been specially designed for the specific needs of musicians, hunters and swimmers. Be sure to wear earplugs when attending concerts or sporting events, mowing the lawn, riding a motorcycle or other noisy vehicle (motorboat, snowmobile, etc.) and using power tools.
Keep the volume at a reasonable level. Don’t listen to music or watch TV at a volume level that others find uncomfortable. This is especially important when wearing headphones or earbuds.
Look for products with low decibel ratings.