Here's an easy, safe and effective way for musicians and fans to check
to make sure loud concerts aren't hurting your ears.
Before the show, set the volume of your car radio to a level where you
can barely hear the words. A talk show works best, as sometimes it is
hard to understand lyrics in music. After the concert, turn on the radio
to the same setting.
Can you still hear and understand the words? If not, you're experiencing
a form of short term hearing loss called temporary threshold shift. When
this happens too many times, the damage can become permanent.
If you notice these early warning signs, or have any hearing
difficulties, get your hearing checked by an audiologist or
physician. Other signs of possible problems can be acute or
chronic dizziness, pain, discomfort, and drainage from you
ears. If you have any of these symptoms, consult an ear