Don’t sing the summertime blues!
Summer is back and, once again, it has brought along a lot of fun to be had. One of the greatest things about summer is all the live music that’s around. It’s a great time to catch a favorite performer during a concert tour.
People with hearing loss can tend to shy away from live music events, even though there’s nothing like hearing your favorite songs performed live. If that sounds like your situation, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy a concert along with every other fan in town. Here are few tips that can help:
- Sit in a helpful spot.Try to get seats on the floor or as close to that as possible. Also, try to find out if the artist performing will have an ASL interpreter on hand and where you can get the best view of the interpreter.
- Wear hearing protection.Even with hearing loss, the high decibel levels in concert venues can cause further damage. A set of earplugs—preferably the kind musicians use while performing—is a smart investment for any concert-lover.
- Relax and focus on the whole experience. When you go to a concert, go with friends. Enjoy every aspect of the event, including great company and the incredible rhythms that rock the house during a live show.
- Pick out souvenirs beforehand: A lot of performers have online shops that can show you what will be on sale at their concerts. Window shopping online can help you better navigate a loud souvenir table later.
Those are just a few thoughts on how to keep hearing loss from lessening your enjoyment of music. There’s plenty more we can tell you. Please give us a call with any questions you have about living with hearing loss.