Lately I have been to several weddings where the music has been too loud. Unfortunately there seems to be no way to get the music levels down. For whatever reasons, the bands feel that if they do not play loudly they will not get hired or perhaps they feel that if they actually played at a volume where you could hear the music – their mistakes would be too obvious.
In any case this problem is a serious one, that is harming many people by causing lasting damage to their hearing. I do not think that you can expect the guests at the wedding to do or say anything, as most people would not want to risk upsetting anyone. Also, people are not going to leave weddings due to the noise level since they want to be there to celebrate. What people will do is complain afterwards to themselves, their spouses or their friends that it was too loud, but nothing more than that will be done.
The bottom line is something needs to be done. I was hoping that by posting this letter people could leave feedback for ideas on how to get the noise levels down to a healthy level.
Who knows, perhaps together we could make a difference.
Becoming hard of hearing.