22 Jan 2008

Notable sufferers of tinnitus include:

Jeff Beck
Ludwig van Beethoven
Eric Clapton
Phil Collins
Charles Darwin
John Densmore
Al Di Meola
The Edge
Robert Fisk
César Franck
Paul Gilbert
Carmine Giovinazzo
Vincent van Gogh
Charlie Haden[53]
Ayumi Hamasaki[54]
James Hetfield
Kevin Hogan [55]
Howard Hughes
Al Jardine
Eric Johnson
Guy Kawasaki
Garrison Keillor[56]
Myles Kennedy
Anthony Kiedis
Steve Kilbey of The Church[57]
David Letterman
Gabe Lopez
Martin Luther[58]
Steve Martin[59]
Roger Miller
Bob Mould
Rastko Krizancic
Craig Nicholls
Leonard Nimoy
Ted Nugent[59]
Tim Pagnotta
Tim Powles of The Church[57]
Tony Randall
Neal Schon
William Shatner[61]
Bedřich Smetana
Sylvester Stallone
Ivan Stang
Jack Straw
Barbra Streisand
Pete Townshend
Lars Ulrich[59]
Thom Yorke[citation needed]
Neil Young[59]


cocaine jesus said...

and also my paternal grandfather.


Robert said...

Robert Chrysler

wear ear-plugs to gigs, folks...you may feel like a dork, but you ll keep your hearing :)

murmurists said...

me too. 11 years. totally habituated by this time. can i feel proud of that? can't let something as inane as that rule your life. had friends who have been floored by it.

the t is a pet-subject. fascinating. other pet sujects... as god was kind enough to bless me with both, are asthma and migraine. thanks! just makes one stronger, though. i'm for punk migraine, punk asthma, punk tinnitus.

and here here robert. dead right. got mine playing in bands and working in factories whilst summer jobbing it as a student.

they'll still be ringing when i'm dead! that's hilarious!

kek-w said...

Yeah, I'm a T-sufferer too, Dr. A - so's Kawabata Makoto, so we're in good company.

murmurists said...

Cheers kek. The stats are alarming, really. But, for me - as with all tiresome malodies, the side-effects of being a physical entity, no less - the small t falls into that 'whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger' catergory. I remember one time, though, on top of Hellvelyn, in the Lake District; hard climb across Striding Edge - one rightly feels a sense of achievement, mixed with a glad-to-be-alive feeling. A wonderful scene up there - it's like a park, flat enough that they used it to land a plane in, I think, 1926, as a stunt. There were about 50 people dotted about, eating butties etc. Serenity. But mixed in with the silence at 3118 feet was my friend the whitenoise. It is a bit of a fly in the ointment, for sure.

I blame that Motorhead gig in 1980 at the Manchester Apollo.

cocaine jesus said...

it strikes me, as a diabetic of some 50 years, that you don't know how many people out there suffer with these type of things until you either stumble over them or do some research on the subject.

motorhead or the who would do most peoples hearing!

murmurists said...

Dead right, CJ. The big D is no fun, I can imagine. But, again, it's about getting on with it. I can't remember a time when dogs didn't make me sneeze then cough then get short of breath; so there isn't a non-asthma version of me out there to fantasise about. It's like having a weird 6th sense. I go into a room ... dog ... asthma sense is tingling! It plays a small part in who I am, though - as I'm lucky that I've had one serious attack in 44 years. The rest is inconvenience. I don't take drugs for it. The t is incurable; so drugs again. It's the migraine which really invades. But, once again, I've had the condition for 30 years; so can barely recall a time before it. At bottom, I find all this mechanical and chemical dysfunction very interesting. The dig D is weird - like your own body attacking you. Same with my allergy to dogs: my body detects dogs as a threat. So it narrows my lung capacity to keep the threat out. It narrows it so much if one continues that it kills you! Nice one, god!

cocaine jesus said...

without wishing to reducing this awful complaint to a pun it sounds terrible.
living with diabetes is relatively easy as long as you (by and large) keep within the paremeters. the big T, as you call it, would drive me quite mad. we all at times get a ringing or buzzing sound in our ears. That is bad enough but a constant buzz must be incredibly irritating to say the least.

Robert said...

it's odd, CJ, the occasional buzzing is how it started

id walk around blaring my walkman or go to a gig

and that night, id notice the ODDEST hissing in my ears

by the morning it would be gone, and id think nothing of it

but eventually i noticed it would not go away

and it doesnt bother me THAT much...you just get used to it, i guess

what does bother me is the attendant hearing loss, the constant need to go HUH? all the time, or to not be able to hear conversations taking place 10 feet away

i dont want to even think about a heart attack...ive just turned 40 recently, and when i think back on all the drugs, alcohol and cigarettes ive abused my body with,

well it cant be long now