I think there’s a real problem with damage to our hearing caused by some of our favourite pastimes. Whether you’re a DJ or a punter, not many that I’ve ever noticed, wear ear protection. I’d say it’s almost impossible to get people to wear any, until they start experiencing issues. Perhaps things are different now but I rarely saw anyone at Plastic People for example, with ear defenders. And that rig was loud.
Presumably, for a lot of you fellow disco-codgers, that mildly annoying ringing noise we’d experience as a souvenir of a big night out when we were younger, eventually failed to subside. Personally, I prefer to not talk about it too much, as the attention I give to it, only makes it worse. I’ve yet to have problems getting to sleep but I definitely listen to less music at home as a result.
Any of you found the wonder-cure or at least a favoured way to take your mind off it?
Not that cheery a topic but it’s a legit concern for all. I think I was initially inspired to say something about this, after seeing the ‘What are you listening to now, I mean right now in this moment?’ thread.