If possible, stake out a space that’s not too the close to the speakers. It can be fun to be at the front of the crowd, but being close to the speakers is more likely to subject you to higher sound volumes.
For those attending the festival, there’s some good news. An outdoor music festival is generally safer for your hearing than an indoor event where the sound is contained.
“When it comes to hearing loss, the key is to think long term,” says Dr. Turek. “If you love music now, you’ll want to be able to enjoy it your entire life.”