The clanging of church bells on Christmas Day may not be the only ringing that music lovers will have to endure if they ignore warnings from RNID’s Don’t Lose The Music Campaign.
Tinnitus, which is experienced by 4.7 million people in the UK, is the term for any noise that people hear in one ear, both ears or in their head that doesn’t come from any outside source.
It can be triggered by over exposure to bangin’ choons, which is why the people behind the campaign want music fans to protect their hearing from the cumulative effects of loud music over the party season.
Research from RNID, the largest charity representing deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK, shows that a worrying 73 per cent of citizens who go clubbing at least once a month report ringing in the ears, while 76 per cent of gig goers experience ringing on a similar basis.
This ringing is a warning that repeated exposure to loud music could result in permanent tinnitus and hearing loss.
If you are worried that you may be suffering from tinnitus, further information, products and services are available to help manage the condition.
Posted by Thin White Duke
December 26th, 2006