Our award winning Don’t Lose the Music campaign, supported by the Public Health Agency, aims to raise awareness of the risks of loud music and encourage young people to protect their hearing.
Approximately four million young people are at risk of hearing damage because of over amplified music.
Music at a live gig can be up to 110 decibels, which is only safe to listen to for two minutes!
The longer you listen, and the more frequently, the higher the risk of developing permanent hearing loss or tinnitus.
Usually, tinnitus has little effect on a person’s daily life and is only mildly annoying. However, when experienced more severely, tinnitus can have a significant impact on a person’s mental and physical health, affecting sleep and concentration, and causing stress and anxiety.
If you experience tinnitus after a noisy event, you may find that it disappears after a few days.
If the tinnitus persists and is bothering you, the first step is to see your GP – find out what happens at a GP consultation
You can also contact Action on Hearing Loss for support. Our Tinnitus Support Service in Northern Ireland provides one to one support and information about causes of tinnitus and how you can manage it.
There are lots of ways to manage tinnitus to prevent it having a serious impact on your daily life, such as relaxation exercises, mindfulness and sound therapy – find out more
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