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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

The Dangers of Concerts Without Earplugs

Written by AudioNotch Team on August 30, 2012

Categories: Hearing Tinnitus

A lot of people might dismiss this story as farcical, even ridiculous. A lot of criticism has been levied at the the prevalence of spurious litigation in the American court system. That said, there’s little doubt in my mind that this woman’s story is true:
An Oregon woman has filed a $9.2 million lawsuit against pop star Justin Bieber, alleging she suffered permanent hearing loss at his Portland concert two years ago…
The lawsuit says Betts has been seeing ear specialists because of hearing loss; severe tinnitus, or noise or ringing in the ears; and hyperacusis, a sensitivity to … 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 those … Continue Reading