Editors, Vineyard Gazette:
At a wedding that I recently attended, the deejay explained to me that from his position behind the speakers it was hard for him to judge how loud the music was in front of the speakers. It is also distinctly possible that hearing impairment is an occupational hazard. Would it not be sensible for every deejay and every live band to have a decibel meter app on their smartphone?
To protect their audience (and themselves), they need to keep it below 91 dB for a two-hour show, 88 dB for a four-hour show (dangerousdecibels.org/education/information-center/decibel-exposure-time-guidelines/).
Bruce Nevin, Edgartown