Going to a Concert

Discussion in 'Support' started by Cassandra, Nov 10, 2014.

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    1. Cassandra
      In love

      Cassandra Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Can I go to an Ed Sheeran concert and wear earplugs?
      Can it make my T worse? I mean Ed Sheeran is pretty calm music. Help me now please! The concert is on wednesday...
       
    2. seal

      seal Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      Take good earplugs with you, preferably customized molded ones. If you don't have those take musicians ear plugs and foam ones with you. I would also take ear defenders with me just in case. Do not sit or stand next to close to any boxes and if you are not seated try to stay at the back. If you feel like it is getting too loud anyways or you're feeling uncomfortable then leave immediatly. But I think you are going to be fine. Good luck and enjoy!
       
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    3. Cassandra
      In love

      Cassandra Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      I'm so scared it's gonna get worse :(
      But Ed is one of my biggest idols...
      I have such a decision anxiety :(
       
    4. Carlo
      Balanced

      Carlo Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Italy
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2013
      Go. But:
      1) wear ear plugs
      2) stay away from loudspeakers
      don't let tinnitus drive your life, and enjoy the concert!
       
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    5. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      I don't understand how anyone could enjoy a concert worrying about their ears the entire time.
       
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    6. jazz
      No Mood

      jazz Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      eardrum rupture from virus; barotrauma from ETD
      This is a personal decision, but please know that ear damage is cumulative. And damage that you get at a concert or any loud event might not present itself as louder tinnitus immediately, but it will contribute to hair cell loss.

      That said, if you really want to go, I agree with everyone about getting an excellent set of earplugs. I would also download a sound meter app for your phone and keep track of noise levels. Finally, I'd also take frequent breaks to give your ears a break.

      The decision is yours. :)

      Please see the related links below about going to concerts. There's lots of information here that might help you decide.
       
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    7. st0rch
      Creative

      st0rch Member

      Location:
      Taylorsville, Utah
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/18/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Can I ask if you ended up going and what the result was? I have a concert I'm dying to go to but also scared.
       
    8. attheedgeofscience
      Uninvolved

      attheedgeofscience Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      Childhood
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Injury
      This is an old thread (in Internet terms). Best solution when "reviving" an old thread is to quote members (i.e. the original poster @Cassandra...)
       
    9. pactribe

      pactribe Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Concert, while wearing earplugs (SNR 19).
      @Cassandra How are you? Did you end up going to this gig?
       

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