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As i walked away from a concert i went to last night, ears ringing, I wondered how bad that actually is for me. Has anyone actually had bad hearing loss from going to concerts?


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The only hearing loss I get is when I get massive amounts of earwax buildup behind the point a Q-tip can reach. It is terrible.
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As i walked away from a concert i went to last night, ears ringing, I wondered how bad that actually is for me. Has anyone actually had bad hearing loss from going to concerts?

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I was doing a study on this not to long ago.
Going to the odd concert now and then won't have any significant damage to your ears, however if you're attending them often then I'd suggest taking earplugs as it will damage your hearing.


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Well, my dad went to an AC/DC concert ages back, he found a spot with his friends near the front and wondered why no-one was around, since it had an awesome view of the stage. He didnt realise untill they started to play that he was right next to the 100,000w speakers.

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Well...i don't really know bout that, but everytime i leave from the concert my ears ring (i just played at a club and my ears are ringing) but it should go off by the next morning. Many artists that are exposed to high volumes do start having hearing problem...but that takes some years (decades maybe...) and setting the amp all the way to 11.
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That ringing in your ears is the sound of the ear cells dying, it's like their swan song. Once it's gone you'll never hear that frequency again. Enjoy it while it lasts.
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Well...i don't really know bout that, but everytime i leave from the concert my ears ring (i just played at a club and my ears are ringing) but it should go off by the next morning. Many artists that are exposed to high volumes do start having hearing problem...but that takes some years (decades maybe...) and setting the amp all the way to 11.



Don't be so sure, I've been gigging for about two years now, and I've gotten 15% hearing loss already!


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yeah it goes quicker for some...my buddy lost alot of hers in a year just going to a few...while I go to 30+ and gig and haven't...

though I do wear earplugs when I gig...and to the really small concert venues...
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Don't be so sure, I've been gigging for about two years now, and I've gotten 15% hearing loss already!

Same here. I Spent two years with my band and I now have tinitus. Duumb. But those moulded speciality ear plugs cost like, $600! I'd prefer not to be deaf but I can't afford to not be!
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But those moulded speciality ear plugs cost like, $600! I'd prefer not to be deaf but I can't afford to not be!


Really? I've seen them round here for under £20
Regular earplugs work just as well I find, you know the little foam ones.
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The only hearing loss I get is when I get massive amounts of earwax buildup behind the point a Q-tip can reach. It is terrible.

Just go to a doctor and get it flushed out. It doesn't cost much and it doesn't hurt, though it does feel really weird (and actually kinda cool). I've had it done a couple of times cause I get terrible wax build-up (bloody Mediterranean genes), and the clarity you get in your hearing after is just amazing.
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i've been going to concerts since the 5th grade and i've seen concerts quite frequently and i've acquired acute tinitus which is ringing in the ears but i only notice it when things are silent so nah you'll be fine
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i've been going to concerts since the 5th grade and i've seen concerts quite frequently and i've acquired acute tinitus which is ringing in the ears but i only notice it when things are silent so nah you'll be fine


You do realise that's caused by cells in your ear dying or already dead.. I wouldn't say that's too great in the long run!


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Don't be so sure, I've been gigging for about two years now, and I've gotten 15% hearing loss already!



Darn, maybe you use it on 13 haha, but maybe each one's ears are different...i don't know, but people should take care about it anyway.
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ive somehow got tinitus from going to only a few concerts, but i guess listening to music with earphones doesnt help, my friend got 20 little foam earplugs for about £6 they worked pretty well.
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My ears ring after every band practice, Let alone a full on concert
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Just go to a doctor and get it flushed out. It doesn't cost much and it doesn't hurt, though it does feel really weird (and actually kinda cool). I've had it done a couple of times cause I get terrible wax build-up (bloody Mediterranean genes), and the clarity you get in your hearing after is just amazing.


That post just...made me laugh

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Just go to a doctor and get it flushed out. It doesn't cost much and it doesn't hurt, though it does feel really weird (and actually kinda cool). I've had it done a couple of times cause I get terrible wax build-up (bloody Mediterranean genes), and the clarity you get in your hearing after is just amazing.

I actually did that once. It was nice. I thought I was the only one. Tomorrow I am going to try to do this myself with some form of pressurized water and hope it works out in the same fashion... I don't need a doctor to shoot a water gun into my ear (I hope).
#24
I saw the Raconteurs on tuesday and my ears rang till thursday. I just got back from a MSTRKRFT show (so dope!) and it was so much louder (and an hour and a half longer). I'm probably going to have hearing loss from it.

I can nearly guarantee that the members of the Who are practically deaf.
#25
I was right next to the speaker, facing the stage, so my left ear was exposed the whole 2 and a half hours... Could not hear for a week out of that ear, and the quality when i did hear was fuzzy, like a bad speaker.
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#26
I, too, like others in this thread have a slight case of tinnitus, but it's only noticeable when things are really quiet. Usually when I'm in the bathroom. ( ) I used to be afraid to wear earplugs for fear of getting made fun of at shows but I quickly realized that ear damage is NOT worth it.




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My ears ring after every band practice, Let alone a full on concert


Same here (although our practice seems louder than a full concert at times).

Slightly related: Anyone recommend good earplugs for a drummer? It gets pretty dam loud behind that kit.
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