How to stop ringing in the ears after a concert?
Going to a concert can be a nice but dangerous experience. If you hear a muffled ringing in your ears after a concert, you probably have tinnitus. Loudspeaker noise has probably damaged the delicate cells (hair follicles) in your ears.
Prolonged exposure to sounds above 85 decibels (dB) can cause hearing loss. Concert noise peaks at around 115dB or more, depending on where you stand. The louder the sound, the shorter the time it takes to damage the hearing. Noise is likely to quickly irritate the cells in the ears and an unpleasant ringing occurs. In most cases, tinnitus from concerts resolves itself within a few days.
How long can ringing in the ears last?
The ringing in the ears usually subsides within 16 to 48 hours after the concert . In extreme cases, it can take a week or two. If you already have tinnitus, it's likely to start again after re-exposure to noise.
Repeated and frequent exposure to noise can result in tinnitus lasting more than six months.
How to stop ringing in the ears?
Although tinnitus cannot be treated immediately, there are things you can do to reduce the ringing in your ears.
- Avoid anything that could make tinnitus worse, such as other loud noises or stimulants like caffeine.
- If you know you will be exposed to louder sounds, use earplugs.
- Do not drink alcohol, as it increases the blood flow to your inner ear and worsens the ringing.
- If you need to mask the ringtone, play white noise.
How can you prevent ringing in the ears?
Understand what sounds are causing your tinnitus and try to avoid them or protect your hearing with earplugs. We understand that you won't go to a concert with stubble, but try to limit the amount of alcohol you drink during it.
Limit the amount of alcohol you drink during a show or concert with loud music.
If ringing in the ears lasts longer than a week or is accompanied by hearing loss and dizziness, see a doctor as soon as possible.