#1
I went to a show last night to see some metal bands and it was pretty darn loud. Now my ears are still ringing since last night. Is this bad? I'm just wondering as I didn't wear ear plugs, and mostt people there didn't either so they must be feeling the same way. This has happened before, where I have ringing for a day or so, then it goes away, and it's also definitely quieted down since post-show last night. Just wondering if I should be concerned or is this natural? I also go to shows rarely, last time was in september.
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#4
You need to wear earplugs. It'll probably stop this time but you can get tinitus and then it'll never stop.
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#5
Earplugs. I don't care if they're not "cool" to you, the volume level at concerts IS loud enough to give you permanent damage, there's no need to hurt your ears.

I bet you'll be fine today. But if you keep this up, you'll regret it badly.
#6
Im experiencing the same thing after a gig on friday, Im going to wear earplugs from now on though, apart from preserving your hearing they also improve the sound as they cut out some of the distortion.
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#7
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Earplugs. I don't care if they're not "cool" to you, the volume level at concerts IS loud enough to give you permanent damage, there's no need to hurt your ears.

I bet you'll be fine today. But if you keep this up, you'll regret it badly.


Oh the only reason I didn't wear earplugs is because I forgot to bring them, and nobody had any to spare. I take this seriously, and I rarely go to shows, so I really am going to wear earplugs at every show I go to.
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How was Confucius death metal?
You've clearly never read any Confuscius.

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#8
Congratulations, you have permanent hearing damage!

The ringing will likely go away by morning, but you still will have damage your hearing. If it's the first time you've experienced this, it likely wont be noticeable, and it isn't anything you should worry about.

Wear earplugs from now on, though. Repeated and extended exposure to volume levels like that leads to serious damage. I know from experience, and it really doesn't take that much. It might sound silly, but you wont realise you're killing your ears until the damage has been done.

Before I started wearing earplugs I did know about the danger of high volume (or high pressure, really) but I didn't realise the severity of it. I had been warned, and always planned to get earplugs but I kept procrastinating because I didn't realise how important it was.

I haven't been to the cinema in a while, but I think even the volume that gets to would make me pretty uncomfortable now.
#9
Also to me I feel like I can hear everything just fine right now, there's ringing, but it's not 'clogging' up my hearing?
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How was Confucius death metal?
You've clearly never read any Confuscius.

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#10
There are people commiting suicide because of this noise, because it get's too harsh.

Earplugs. Always.
#11
Hmm. I think I'll start wearing ear-plugs.
I've never had a ringing, but I remember coming out of a gig temporarily deaf. I went to ask the guy for my bag at the cloakroom and I felt my lips move but there was no sound.
That was funky. Fixed itself.

I think I'll invest in some.
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#12
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Also to me I feel like I can hear everything just fine right now, there's ringing, but it's not 'clogging' up my hearing?

You'll be fine, especially considering you said you're pretty serious about protecting your hearing.
#13
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You'll be fine, especially considering you said you're pretty serious about protecting your hearing.


Alright cool. Like I said, I haven't been exposed to this much loudness since september. Plus I'm careful in other areas (almost never blast ipod, wear plugs/keep volume lower during band practices, etc)
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How was Confucius death metal?
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I can see the walls being torn down again
Only to be rebuilt in another name,
On a different day
#14
I have tinnitus, but i still scored 100% on doctors hearing test. I think that it was good for me to get tinnitus. It was like a wake up call that if i dont stop to listening to music on high volumes something bad is going to happen.
#15
this is a normal symptom of going to a metal concert
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I have tinnitus, but i still scored 100% on doctors hearing test. I think that it was good for me to get tinnitus. It was like a wake up call that if i dont stop to listening to music on high volumes something bad is going to happen.


are your ears ringing 24/7 or just occasionally?
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How was Confucius death metal?
You've clearly never read any Confuscius.

As I wait on the edge of the earth,
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#17
the ringing is ur cells in ur ears dying enjoy it while u can its the last time you will be hearing that frequency... at least thats what it said on children of men
#18
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the ringing is ur cells in ur ears dying enjoy it while u can its the last time you will be hearing that frequency... at least thats what it said on children of men

I think it's an urban myth/old wives tale.

Not sure though, it could be true. I just think it seems like one of those made up cautionary tales.
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Im experiencing the same thing after a gig on friday, Im going to wear earplugs from now on though, apart from preserving your hearing they also improve the sound as they cut out some of the distortion.

Agree with that sound improvement. The sound will come clearer with earplugs.

But yeah, the noise level in concerts is almost always over 80db and that's when you should use earplugs. One concert won't be dangerous but if you go to concerts like every week and never use earplugs you will get deaf much faster.
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#21
this happened to me last month, went to a show and i was right in front of the stage the entire night. my ears were ringing and my right ear felt clogged for about 2 or 3 days after that. it eventually went away, but next time i go to a show i'll try not to stand directly in front of the speakers or wear ear plugs if i do. just be careful, if this is the first time it has happened to you it should go away in a few days.


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#22
Thanks pwnadgebunny. I just want to make sure that one isolated incident won't destroy my hearing. I'll 100% be careful from now on.
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How was Confucius death metal?
You've clearly never read any Confuscius.

As I wait on the edge of the earth,
I can see the walls being torn down again
Only to be rebuilt in another name,
On a different day
#24
Ouch dude. Hope that gets better, tinnitus sounds like a huge fucking pain in the ass.


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#25
Against Me! wrecked my hearing and definitely made me think twice about going to shows sans ear protection. Especially after reading this thread, I'll invest in some earplugs soon