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Music from Headphones is Causing Hearing Damage

Written by AudioNotch Team on July 18, 2013

Categories: Hearing

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A highly alarming survey from New York reveals the prevalence of hearing damage from headphone users:
More people in the US are facing hearing problems due to blaring music from headphones of their mobile phones and MP3 players, a new study has warned.

Prolonged exposure to loud sounds can cause irreversible damage to the inner ear, resulting in tinnitus, hearing loss, or both, researchers said.

A New York City Health Department survey has found that nearly one out of four 18 to 44 year olds who frequently listen … Continue Reading

Famous People With Tinnitus: Barbra Streisand

Written by AudioNotch Team on November 14, 2012

Categories: Hearing Tinnitus

Unsurprisingly, the prevalence of tinnitus among famous musicians who tour and perform extensively appears to be extremely high (at least anecdotally). Consider the case of Barbra Streisand – yet another victim of what appears to be noise induced hearing loss, and subsequent sensorineural tinnitus:
Streisand, writes Mann, suffers from tinnitus, or ringing in her ears, when she’s in a stressful situation. He theorizes that the noisy audiences exacerbated the tinnitus and led to her abruptly walk off the stage in the middle of one of her numbers.

Galpern, Free Press reviewer Gene Telpner and the musicians in the … Continue Reading

What’s the Most Common War Injury? Hearing Loss

Written by AudioNotch Team on November 14, 2012

Categories: Tinnitus

A fascinating article on NBC shows the incredible prevalence of hearing loss and tinnitus among U.S. armed forces personnel returning from conflicts abroad:
“You’ve been to a concert – you know how your ears are ringing afterward? It’s just like that my entire life,” Brogan said. “A lot of guys get home and they probably don’t even think about getting their hearing checked.
Changes in the noise exposure risks also appear to have contributed to the current epidemic of hearing damage and tinnitus:
“I suspect today’s generation of veterans – those who have been in a combat environment – … Continue Reading

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 … Continue Reading