Do you notice how loud the music is getting in stores, restaurants, and other public places ? In addition to an increase in volume, the messages blasted by the ungodly music are becoming increasingly vulgar and vile. Is this a form of persecution of Christians, do you think ?
I was becoming super annoyed by the unwanted music we are being forced to listen to in public places, and I reached my ‘last straw ‘ moment in the waiting room of a medical professional.
Excessively loud music was blaring, and a country crooner was sending the message that he really loved his girlfriend, but he also loved his wife, and he didn’t know how to tell his wife that he as leaving her. Yikes !
Thereafter I visited an Audiologist, and told her about my dilemma. She recommended that I have a pair of musician’s filters hearing protection made.
These need to be custom fitted by an Audiologist, since everyone’s ears are unique.
Two weeks later, the filters, made by the Swiss Manufacturer Bernafon arrived, in a discreet carrying case. They have helped me to be more uncomfortable in too loud environments when I can’t escape them.
In addition, I was assertive in telling the physician I visited that the office music was too loud. He immediately told his staff to turn down the volume.
Hearing loss in the general population is increasing, and younger people are experiencing loss of hearing, often as a result of listening to music that is too loud.
I now have a decibel meter app on my telephone, and I have been checking the volume in public places. At 80 decibels or higher, the volume of sound in an environment is potentially damaging.
We have a responsibility to speak up when unwanted music is played at excessive sound levels.
This experience reminded me of Reinhold Niebuhr’s famous prayer : Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.