Should Concerts Provide Quiet Zones?

Sources say your average rock concert can be more like 120 to 130 decibels.

The World Health Organization has issued new global guidelines for concert venues that suggest keeping the average sound level below 100 decibels to protect our hearing. Sources say your average rock concert can be more like 120 to 130 decibels. They also suggest venues should think about adding “quiet zones,” to give people a place to escape the noise.