Keep a safe distance
Make sure to stand at least 500 feet away from the fireworks launch site.
Use earplugs and earmuffs
Wearing noise protection is a fast and effective way to protect your ears.
Know your limits
If you are experiencing ringing in your ears or any other ear discomfort, leave.
Avoid these fireworks
Avoid rockets, mines and any fireworks which are created to make as much noise as possible. Quieter options include fountains, wheels, falling leaves and comets which are designed for spectacular visual display but have less noise.5
It is important to keep in mind that if it is too loud for you, it is far too loud for children. Children’s ears are more sensitive and less tolerant of noise.5 Infants should not be exposed at all. An infant's ear canal is much smaller than a child’s or adults, so the sound pressure entering the ear is greater. What might not sound that loud to an adult can sound up to 20 decibels louder to an infant.5