Loud music causes hearing loss and tinnitus

What do musicians like Eric Clapton, Pete Townsend, Chris Martin and Beethoven have in common? All have (or in Beethoven’s case, had) tinnitus.

It’s not surprising, given that exposure to loud noise is a leading cause or trigger of tinnitus, as well as causing long-term hearing loss. Musicians, especially, are prone to tinnitus — along with hearing loss. That’s why doctors and hearing aid professionals stress the importance of wearing hearing protection at concerts! Musicians are exposed to excessive noise levels throughout their entire careers — but it only takes one loud concert to cause long-term hearing loss.

If you’ve got tinnitus, our free tinnitus test shows you what kind of impact it could be having on your quality of life. There is a strong link between tinnitus and hearing loss - click here if you would like the details of a local hearing specialist that can offer further advice upon hearing loss and tinnitus.

By Starkey Hearing Technologies blog