Going to be attending a loud gig in a few weeks, what should I do to protect my ears?

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Hi,

I'm considered to have very good and rather sensitive hearing and don't want to damage my ears. But I do volunteer work for the melodic caring project and we broadcast live gigs to children's hospital, the last gig was in a local pub and I felt the urge to get away from the sound of the gig every 10 to 15minutes and after it I suffered tinitus for the next 24hours or so, which was not pleasant. I really like the charity and what we do, but do not want to damage my ears again, the next concert is in a big rock venue, which I imagine will be even louder. What's your best advise for protecting my ears from the loud noise exposure?

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    hi I think you can buy ear plugs at Specsavers audiology shops that are meant just for what you are doing. they protect your ears without blocking out the music not sure how much they cost though.

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    Hi,

    I appreciate the work you are doing for children. And you have mentioned that you suffered from tinnitus, well! that's not a good sign. lucky for for you, you can use earplugs. It is very affordable and easy to fit in ears. Don't worry you can still enjoy Children laughs and music without irritation. Besides that, you can use a technique called" Noise diet". This entails avoiding loud noise for next 24 hours. Do this and you will be fine.

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