On Sunday the 19th of September I was lucky enough to see McFly! As a chronically ill individual I struggle with noise sensitivity. High pitches, loud thumping bass, unexpected loud noises and such like all cause an intense pain leading to a prolonged headache. However, I love going to concerts, which sounds a bit counterintuitive given the sensitivities I experience.
There are several methods of coping with the loud noise of screaming and music at a concert these include;
Taking frequent breaks from the auditorium
Taking medication as prescribed before attending the concert to counter any side effects while there
Drinking plenty of water
Having some type of sweets and chocolate to boost my sugar levels
Plan for at least 3 rest days after the event to allow for the after effects
Asking your doctor for advice
Use a mobility aid to reduce the stress on other areas of the body
Consider using noise cancelling headphones to enjoy the concert without the auditory issues
The final method is something I am personally reluctant to try, I'm not sure how I could still enjoy the concert while using such an aid. Have you experienced a concert while wearing noise cancelling headphones? How was it? Let us know below!