Head banging can cause ear ringing


This January, we're rerunning some of our favorite hearing-related cartoons. Why? Because humor is a good thing to have in January...in Minnesota.

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 tinnitus — 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 tinnitus test shows you what kind of impact it could be having on your quality of life. It also offers helpful treatment recommendations. To take this short test, click here.

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