Famous People with Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by aapeli, Mar 9, 2011.

    1. Bobbie7
      Wishful

      Bobbie7 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Extreme stress, sinus infection
      Yep, you're right... I also found nothing to indicate she has tinnitus. On another note, I found a very interesting interview Barbara Walters conducted with Barbra Streisand, a tinnitus sufferer, who explained what she hears. I tried twice to indicate it as a link but the video would not display sooooo if anyone is interested in seeing the video they have to do a search and then they will see it. It was very interesting.
       
    2. walkthroughwalls

      walkthroughwalls Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      At the start of the summer vacation I stopped by the record store in my university's city for one last time. I found an album by The Coral that I used to listen a lot over ten years ago. I just listened to it again. I always forget these lyrics are on there, but when I hear them they always stand out...

      From the song Pass It On:

      and I'd accept what's coming round
      if I could only lose this sound
      that's been ringing in my ears
      and tormenting me for years

      It was the first time I heard someone singing about tinnitus on a recording. In very very plain and simple terms too.


      I don't know if The Coral count as 'famous', though. Certainly not over here, but maybe in the UK.
       
    3. Tinniger

      Tinniger Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      increasingly uncertain, maybe noise, maybe somatic ?
    4. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      This is genuinely the hard knock life for us. There's no sugar coating it. I just recently discovered that some of the most badass influential human beings in history also had this fucked up disease and still went down in history.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_with_tinnitus

      Check the list.

      We can be strong despite our hardships.

      Love you all.
       
    5. Angel Dust

      Angel Dust Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Is it true that James Hetfield from Metallica has it? I remember watching a Youtube video that claimed that Lars Ulrich has it. But I had not idea that James also did.
       
    6. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      Yeah I have heard James mention it, I am sure Kirk also mentioned it once, I mean it's hardly surprising given the nature of the job.
       
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    7. Bam

      Bam Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Neck/stress
      Gary Glitter......We have a winner for someone who probably deserves this nightmare.
       
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    8. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      The people who have held concerts that gave T to the members of the public all deserve to have T.
       
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    9. Tinker Bell

      Tinker Bell Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSHL from virus
      Are you referring to the musician or the concert organizer and/or venue?

      There are musicians on this forum. Given the prevelance of tinnitus and how sound damage can be cumulative, it’s possible an audience member found themselves with tinnitus following an event participated in by a TT member.
       
    10. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Whoever has had the power to reduce the volume and hadn't done so (I am not talking about the technicians who would lose their job if they were to reduce the volume).

      I've never been to any concerts, so it hasn't had any impact on me personally, but it is sad to see so many people suffering so much.
       
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    11. Tinker Bell

      Tinker Bell Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSHL from virus
      I’m honestly not sure whose responsibility is sound control. Maybe one of our musician members would know.

      Given how uneducated the public is about tinnitus, you would hope anyone responsible for a concert sound volume would be knowledge — but I have my doubts that even they would be fully aware.
       
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    12. daiso

      daiso Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      OCt 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      This list is surprisingly short. I would imagine at least a 10-fold. Now here is the real shame. Knowing that loud music caused their own T and yet they keep endangering their own fans with their concerts without a word of warning about T (I think some of them actually did from what I've read, but most dont). If only they have used their own mistakes to preach about ear protection, how many T sufferings would have been avoided? Wearing plugs to concert would even be cool, maybe even a fashion. Absolute bastards.
       
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    13. Tamara

      Tamara Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brasil
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      A person with severe tinnitus can not work normally, especially in a place with loud noise.
       
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    14. Pabl692
      Alone

      Pabl692 Member

      Location:
      Barnsley, UK.
      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Performing musician.
      The thing is, the majority of these people on these lists are quite wealthy compared to us. They might well have a variety of issues that we don't see, including tinnitus. Being famous isn't always all it is cracked up to be. However, money does help. My biggest fear is what if this gets to a point where I can't work. I have a mortgage to pay. Financial security helps.
       
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    15. Tamara

      Tamara Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brasil
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Money can help at this point of not having the need to work, because they make lots of money and very fast. Regarding tinnitus, we are all in the same boat. For the time being, it's no use having money.
       
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    16. GSC
      Wishful

      GSC Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma.
      Ah yes, all these celebrities who have Tinnitus, yet do nothing to advocate or raise awareness. Lovely.
       
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    17. Bndsmheowqhe

      Bndsmheowqhe Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure
      "Even ill-health, though it has annihilated several years of my life, has saved me from the distractions of society and amusement."

      Charles Darwin
       
    18. erik
      Cool

      erik Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012 or earlier?
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      The only benefit that I can see to being rich with tinnitus is that you have the money to keep busy and not think about your tinnitus as much.
       
    19. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      You also don't have to worry about income.

      Work can be a stressful environment for T sufferers, not to mention that T can severely impact your work performance as well and therefore be a source of stress.
       
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    20. Flamingo1

      Flamingo1 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Orlando, FL
      Tinnitus Since:
      4-15-2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      I've heard that performing musicians don't admit to tinnitus due to insurance issues. Like if they have it, they can't insure their performances.
       
    21. GSC
      Wishful

      GSC Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma.
      Sad as fuck.
       
    22. Tabatha T

      Tabatha T Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Since I can remember
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Chronic ear infections
      I love knowing musicians or celebrities have it. I love knowing I'm not alone, especially if they're an older celeb. My greatest fear is that it'll get worse as I get older but they deal with it alright and that gives me hope that I can too. I love their attitudes about it.
       
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    23. erik
      Cool

      erik Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012 or earlier?
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      I am not sure if it gets worse with age. My dad is a military veteran who has had tinnitus for over 30 years. He says his T has remained relatively the same for all those years and his latest hearing tests showed that he has well above average hearing for his age.
       
    24. Tinniger

      Tinniger Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      increasingly uncertain, maybe noise, maybe somatic ?
    25. MRItechssuck

      MRItechssuck Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2002-2015, 10/17/2019-?
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise, MRI
      Yet people with all that fame and money still have not found a cure... sad for all of us.

      These companies and docs with these new treatments should give free demos or procedures to the celebrities to improve their marketing and funding.

      Oh well... sounds like a good idea...
       

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