6 Concert Hearing Loss Facts Infographic

Most of us love live music, whether it’s the main event in a giant stadium or an intimate performance in a cozy venue. However, the post-concert ear ringing is a common concern, leading many to worry about potential permanent hearing loss. When sound waves reach your ear canal, they make your eardrum vibrate. The pitch and loudness of the sound impact these vibrations, which then stimulate hair-like nerves that send signals to the brain, enabling us to interpret different sounds. Loud noise can damage delicate nerves, leading to tinnitus. This causes the damaged nerves to emit excess glutamate, sending corrupted signals to the brain and causing sounds like rushing, chiming, or ringing. Attending one concert won’t likely cause permanent hearing loss but can worsen existing issues. The ringing in the ears typically lasts for 24-48 hours before returning to normal. To minimize damage, choose your seat wisely, wear ear protection, and continue to shield your ears from loud noises even after the concert. Consider taking tinnitus supplements to reduce anxiety and perceived sounds. If you have ringing in your ears for more than 48 hours, see a healthcare provider. Tinnitus can be caused by factors like diabetes, high blood pressure, nutritional deficiencies, and muscle tension. While dealing with tinnitus, stay positive and relaxed until the symptoms disappear.

source: https://www.tinnitusformula.com/library/can-going-to-a-concert-cause-lasting-hearing-loss/


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