Can We Prevent Ear Damage At Small Concert Venues

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How to prevent permanent damage to you hearing while attending concerts at small venues.

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Can We Prevent Ear Damage At Small Concert Venues

  1. 1. Can We PreventEar Damage atSmall Concert Venues?By, Ken Malettehttp://farm5.staticflickr.com/4048/4534303612_ac85f9d2b8_o_d.jpgSaturday, June 1, 2013
  2. 2. 38 of the 40 top concertvenues in the US aresmall venues.http://farm1.staticflickr.com/197/503637906_eaa3df22f4_o_d.jpgSaturday, June 1, 2013
  3. 3. Front of House Engineersrun levels at 100 - 120 dBAshttp://farm1.staticflickr.com/82/212284891_9b490f2c41_b_d.jpgSaturday, June 1, 2013
  4. 4. Whatif youlackearprotection?http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3470/3358544222_4a60b21bae_b_d.jpgSaturday, June 1, 2013
  5. 5. Without ear protection, all youhear is noise.noise.noise.http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7029/6798969693_f2934335ff_b_d.jpgSaturday, June 1, 2013
  6. 6. Sound quality is nice whenheard at reasonable levels.http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5250/5320452919_01a6006397_b_d.jpgSaturday, June 1, 2013
  7. 7. According to OSHA,“your hearing can bedamaged by regular 8-hourexposures to 85dBA.”or “as loud as 100 dBA ...exposures of as little as 1 hr perday ...”According to OSHA,“your hearing can bedamaged by regular 8-hourexposures to 85dBA.”or “as loud as 100 dBA ...exposures of as little as 1 hr perday ...”Saturday, June 1, 2013
  8. 8. 3 to 4 hours at 110 dBA, eardamage has begun.http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3455/3272079115_2b85933dc6_b_d.jpgSaturday, June 1, 2013
  9. 9. Whatcanyoudo toprotectyourself?http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1170/864731205_d8fa478b1f_o_d.jpgSaturday, June 1, 2013
  10. 10. Headphones are toobulky and heavyhttp://farm3.staticflickr.com/2347/1980054222_6e077bda89_b_d.jpgSaturday, June 1, 2013
  11. 11. Companies like EarPeace...http://www.earpeace.com/products/earpeace-best-ear-plugsSaturday, June 1, 2013
  12. 12. Alpine Hearing Protection...http://www.alpinehearingprotection.com/earplugs/musicsafe-pro/Saturday, June 1, 2013
  13. 13. and Happy Ears.http://www.earplugstore.com/happy-ears.htmlSaturday, June 1, 2013
  14. 14. Family friendly & acousticvenues have good levels...http://farm1.staticflickr.com/196/511619116_a349286141_b_d.jpgSaturday, June 1, 2013
  15. 15. The Crocodile in Seattle, WAthecrocodile.comJammin Java in Vienna, VAjamminjava.comBowery Ballroom in New York, NYboweryballroom.comPassim in Cambridge, MAclubpassim.org... venues like:Jammin Java in Vienna, VAjamminjava.comPassim in Cambridge, MAclubpassim.orgThe Crocodile in Seattle, WAthecrocodile.comBowery Ballroom in New York, NYboweryballroom.comSaturday, June 1, 2013
  16. 16. “Turning downallowedus to playbasicallyanywhere ... inmany cases,the musicreallysteps up.”Ian MacKayehttp://farm1.staticflickr.com/178/438344087_89903ef127_b_d.jpgSaturday, June 1, 2013
  17. 17. Bring ear plugs! Or ask thebartender.http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4008/4561403661_707d78391d_b_d.jpgSaturday, June 1, 2013
  18. 18. Remember:only 1 hour leads to ear damageear plugs are very portableyou can buy some at the venuecheck out acoustic venuesear damagevery portablebuy someacoustic venuesSaturday, June 1, 2013
  19. 19. Small venues get you upclose with major artists.http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8091/8548907591_75865f41d0_b_d.jpgSaturday, June 1, 2013
  20. 20. Imagine actually hearing a post-showconversation with the artist!http://farm1.staticflickr.com/72/198965905_dd852475e0_o_d.jpgSaturday, June 1, 2013

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