Concerts—especially here in Las Vegas—are high-energy events, and the main concern is protecting your hearing. The fact that concerts are so loud can lead many people to wonder if they need to wear their hearing aids to a concert.
Even though concerts are noisy events, there are plenty of reasons why you are better off wearing your hearing aids, from navigating the crowds to going out with friends after the show.
To help make your next Las Vegas concert with hearing aids even better, our hearing specialists here at Hearing Associates of Las Vegas with plenty of tips.
Keep Your Hearing Aids In During A Las Vegas Concert
Let’s start with why you should keep your hearing aids in when you are attending a concert here in Las Vegas. Often, while the concert itself can reach over 100 decibels (dB), you have the ability to turn down your hearing aids.
For further protection, wearing noise-canceling earmuffs can also help. They are more effective than earplugs, earmuffs protect the sound-transmitting bones that surround your ears. If you attend the concert with anyone else, it is best that you recommend that they have hearing protection as well.
Concerts are generally 60-90 minutes long, so it doesn’t make sense to forgo your ability to hear for the whole evening by leaving your hearing aids at home. Also, after they are done, you don’t want to be without your ability to hear clearly. Especially if you go out with friends after the concert is over, you don’t want to be trying to follow the dinner conversation without your hearing aids.
So, skip the awkwardness and keep your hearing aids in when you attend your next concert here in Las Vegas.
Contact Concert Hall For Accessibility Services
You can make your next concert experience easier on your hearing if you check for accessibility services. Many concert halls and other venues have systems in place to help those who are hard of hearing, have mobility issues, and other things that may impede enjoyment.
One example of this is the T-Mobile Arena accessibility guide, which points out a number of services they can provide to accommodate your needs. For instance, you can request captioning services to ensure you don’t miss out on anything.
If you are unsure if the venue you are going to has accessibility services, be sure to call. Even if the services are listed, most venues need an advanced warning to properly accommodate your needs.
Talk To Our Hearing Instrument Specialist For Specific Tips
Depending on what hearing aids you are using, there are different things our hearing instrument specialist can recommend. Some hearing aids come with telecoils—also called t-coils.
T-coils are able to connect with buildings that have a loop system. This loop system allows your hearing aids to tune into the main sounds—like the musicians at your concert—and cuts out background sound like echoes and other interfering sounds. If you have a telecoil, our hearing instrument specialists can show you how to use it.
Along with using a telecoil, our hearing instrument specialists can adjust your hearing aids to prepare them for you to go to a concert. Depending on the hearing aids you have, this adjustment can even be done remotely!
Other Ways You Can Prepare For A Las Vegas Concert
To help make sure that your next Las Vegas concert is the best possible, here are just a few general hearing tips that can improve your next experience.
- Bring a friend – Not only can bringing a friend make your next concert more fun, but if your friend has better hearing, they can help you navigate the area if you need to turn your hearing aids down.
- Get closer to the stage – While tickets closer to the stage can be pricey, you are more likely to enjoy your concert experience because you will be closer to the sound with less interference from other concert-goers. Also, if you need an ASL interpreter, the closer you are to the stage, the more likely you will be able to see the interpreter.
- Prepare for purchases – From concessions to artist merchandise, there are plenty of things available for purchase at concerts. It can be overwhelming to make decisions while you are bombarded with sounds, so you may want to browse the available selection online on the artist’s site or the venue’s concession menu. That way, you don’t have to make choices on the spot.
- Turn off hearing aids if needed – If you need to turn off your hearing aids because the sound is becoming overwhelming, be sure that you warn your friends before the start of the show. That way, they will know you aren’t trying to ignore them.
If you would like our hearing instrument specialists’ help in adjusting your hearing aids for your next concert, feel free to contact us. We want you to be able to enjoy your experience to the fullest!