It’s not surprising that one in five musicians suffers from hearing damage. During the pursuit of your profession, you often work in loud sound volumes for extended periods. Even famous musicians frequently struggle with hearing problems.
For example, Eric Clapton (guitarist and singer) has experienced temporary deafness. Pete Townsend (guitarist of The Who) cannot tolerate any loud sound to this day, as it causes too much pain in his ears.
Jeff Beck (guitarist) also suffers from tinnitus: “It’s like the hissing of a shower. Innocuous in itself, but my subconscious perceives it as a threat.”
Chris Martin (Coldplay) warns fellow musicians: “Taking care of your ears is unfortunately something you only think about when there’s a real problem. I wish I had thought about it earlier.” Chris Martin has tinnitus due to permanent hearing damage.
“Get yourself checked if you notice any hearing loss. It’s really terrible to have hearing damage; I know from personal experience,” says Whoopi Goldberg (actress and singer).
Don’t be one of those five musicians with hearing problems. Don’t let hearing damage have a chance with you, take care of your ears, and thus your career!