• 9 months ago

    Ringing in Ears After Concert

    I went to a local concert last night that was held at a small coffee shop/pub. Three bands played over the course of about three hours, all of which I practically had a front-row spot for. It was a heavy metal show, so it goes without saying that it was absurdly loud, but I didn't think anything of it at the time. I had been to several concerts before, and had only experienced a ringing for about three or four hours afterwards. In addition, the noise level wasn't painful to me, so I figured I'd just have the normal side effects of concert-going.

    This time, things have been a little different though. My hearing has been a bit muffled and there's still a constant ringing in my ears almost 24 hours after the show. My hearing has noticeably improved (although it's still not as great as it once was), but the ringing doesn't seem to be subsiding much, if at all. I'm getting worried as this is something that I've never had to deal with before. Should I see a doctor about this? Is there any chance that my condition will improve on its own if I let it go for a couple more days (without exposing myself to any more loud noise)?