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A Guide to Hearing-Safe

Let’s face it, concerts are EPIC. The lights, the energy, and the feeling of your favourite band vibrating through your chest – it’s pure awesomeness. But here’s the not-so-epic truth: those killer concerts can be brutal on your hearing. No one wants to miss out on the mosh pit fun, but sacrificing your future ability to enjoy music is a major buzzkill. Don’t worry, fellow music lovers, there’s a way to have your concert cake and eat it too (metaphorically speaking). Here’s how you can rage like a rockstar without turning your ears into mush.

Gear Up for Fun (and good hearing )

Forget stuffing tissues in your ears (they’re useless!). Invest in a pair of high-fidelity earplugs. No, seriously, earplugs can be awesome these days. They come in all sorts of colours and styles, some even look like mini in-ears. Plus, good ones, actually improve your concert and dancing experience because they block out the ear-splitting noise without muffling the music, so you can hear and feel everything perfectly, just at a safe volume.

Become a Strategic Dancer

Not all areas of a venue are created equal if the speakers are blasting right next to you like a sonic laser beam, scoot away! Find a spot further back where the music is more chill. You might not be front row center, but your future self with functioning ears will thank you.

Give Your Ears a Breather

Just like your muscles scream for mercy after a workout, your ears need breaks too. Head outside and rehydrate for a few minutes every hour to give yourself a rest from the sonic assault. This lets your ears recover and prevents long-term damage.

Listen to Your Body (and Your Ears!)

Your ears are your body’s built-in volume indicators and if they start ringing or feel uncomfortable, that’s your cue to turn down the volume or take a strategic retreat. Don’t ignore the warning signs.

Educate Your Squad

Spread the word! Talk to your friends about using earplugs. You can even make it a thing – find cool earplugs that match your outfit and rock them with pride. Peer pressure for good, people!

Recover and Recharge

After the concert’s ear-splitting glory, give your precious ears a break. Avoid blasting music through your headphones for a while. Let them fully recover and recharge for the next auditory adventure.

Crank up the fun, not the volume

By following these tips, you can transform yourself into the ultimate concert-going ninja, conquering the mosh pit while keeping your hearing safe. Remember, healthy ears are the key to enjoying music for life. So crank up the fun, not the volume, and keep the music pumping for years to come!

Earplugs that won’t break the Bank

We’re an independent charity and although we don’t endorse any particular product, we did find this awesome review of the top 10 earplugs that will block out the ear-splitting noise and won’t break the bank.  It was published in the Independent Newspaper

Tell us about your music life!

Let us know your thoughts about hearing safe and we will publish the best ideas on our website. Email to tell us what works for you.


Cover Photo – Concert: Photo by Anthony DELANOIX on Unsplash

Mosh Pit: Photo by Karsten Winegeart on Unsplash

Having a breather and rehydrating: Photo by Stephen Arnold on Unsplash

Listen to your body: Photo by Andre Hunter on Unsplash

Spreading the word: Photo by Priscilla Du Preez 🇨🇦 on Unsplash

Recover and Recharge: Photo by Katya Ross on Unsplash

Contact us”: Photo by Miles Burke on Unsplash

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