So I lead my church's praise team at a dedicated contemporary service. I also suffer from a small degree of hearing loss from playing in loud rock bands, and as such, I try to play everything at a volume which is not damaging in any way, or else my earplugs are in. My pastor forwarded an email to me today. Here it is, with names changed (and emphasis added) Dear Pastor, I can't tell you how disappointed I am that the Saturday Night service music is so loud. I have tinnitus in one ear and have problems coming to church [Sunday morning] because of the effect of the [pipe] organ on my ear. I had never had trouble with the band on Saturday Night. However last Sat. night, the volume was unbearable for me and also for [my husband]. I hope you will discuss the volume issue with the band before everyone quits coming. I do not think the volume is safe for anyone, but it certainly will prevent me from coming until the problem is resolved. [Another family's] daughter complained of the volume at the Saturday Night [children's church]. [M]y husband said that the whole sanctuary was vibrating. Maybe you could have someone test the actual volume level so you would know how dangerous it is before their is a legal problem with one of the other worshipers. I guess I will continue to come after the prelude on Sunday morning and wear ear plugs. If the volume is reduced to a normal level, I might be able to go on Sat. night without a problem. Thanks for looking into this matter. In her defense, we were using a rookie soundman that night, and everything WAS louder than usual. I just get frustrated when people decide after ONE OCCURANCE that this is obviously the norm. And I do think that her email was rather rude. Legal problems from loud music? Come on. She says herself - she never had any problems until this last Saturday, and now she will choose to stop coming? Ok. Vent over. Feel free to comment.