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Chris Martin Suffers from Tinnitus

Written by AudioNotch Team on June 28, 2012

Categories: Tinnitus

Add another one to the long list of musicians who’ve developed tinnitus from loud noise exposure. Chris Martin has tinnitus:

‘I’ve had tinnitus for about ten years, and since I started protecting my ears it hasn’t got any worse – touch wood. 

‘But I wish I’d thought about it earlier.

‘Now [the band] always use moulded filter plugs, or in-ear monitors, to try to protect our ears.

This article highlights the importance of prevention, and the importance of prevention of worsening of tinnitus. Ideally, one would prevent noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus by protecting their hearing. However, even for those of us who suffer from tinnitus, it is critically important that we do not further worsen our tinnitus by additional exposure to loud noise.

In the past, when going to concerts, I’ve used a multitude of different earplugs. We’ll be going into greater detail in a future post, but I suggest checking out Etymotic’s brand of earplugs, which are designed for concertgoers.