Dr. Darius Kohan was interviewed for an article in Drugs.com. In the article he is quoted as saying: THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 — High-decibel music blasting at big concert venues is a known cause of short-term hearing loss. But new research suggests drinking doesn’t help matters, with drunk concertgoers actually moving closer to loudspeakers.
Dr. Darius Kohan directs otology/neurotology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. He noted that while there have been many lab-based studies on hearing loss, “studies in ‘real-life’ settings have been limited.”
Kohan also believes that many young concertgoers may too easily reject earplug use.
“Surprisingly, [the Dutch study] data indicated that subjects wearing earplugs to protect them from noise actually enjoyed the music more than their peers,” Kohan said.
“Heightened awareness of the benefits of readily available hearing protection with earplugs in loud environments should be promoted,” he said.
The study was published April 19 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
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