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Head Banging Can Lead to Ears Ringing

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. Musicians, especially, are prone to it — along with hearing loss. That’s why doctors and hearing healthcare professionals stress the importance of wearing hearing protection at concerts! Musicians are exposed to excessive noise their entire careers — but all it takes is one time to cause hearing damage.

If you’ve got tinnitus, our free hearing test shows you what kind of impact it could be having on your quality of life — and offers helpful treatment recommendations. Alternatively, try our online hearing test to find out your hearing age here.