With summer almost in full swing, a variety of fun and vibrant festivals across the nation are likely calling your name, and while these provide a great opportunity to cut loose and take in some fantastic music, it's also important to keep your wits about you.
In this post from MusicThinkTank, Rachelle Wilber outlines five tips for staying safe at concerts and festivals this summer.
"Music festivals can be very loud, which can be extremely rough on your hearing both now and in the future. If you stand too close to the loud speakers for too long of a time, you may develop headaches or have ringing in your ears. Over the long term, you could permanently damage your hearing. Try to get a spot away from the speakers, take a break occasionally and bring along ear plugs if you are seated close to the stage."