Dr. Kohan was interviewed for Mother Nature Network on the effects of a music festival on your hearing. 

Even though we’re all susceptible to hearing damage at a music festival, it’s interesting to note that to a certain extent, the damage “depends on the individual,” Dr. Darius Kohan tells MNN. “If you already have a little bit of hearing loss when you get there, and if you’re older you’re less likely to be tolerant of the loud noise. Somebody who’s young has more plasticity to their system [and] they can probably bounce back faster.”

But, just because some people are more vulnerable to hearing damage, no one is immune to the effects of loud music, so everyone should take precautions.

For any festival, there’s the issue of “how loud the music is and how close you are to the speakers or the performers,” says Kohan.

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