Music Induced Tinnitus: What Band Gave or Worsened Your Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Don Tinny, Dec 7, 2018.

    1. Don Tinny

      Don Tinny Member

      Location:
      Argentina
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017 (worsening)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud concert with ear plugs
      My worsening / resurgence came after a Gene Simmons concert.

      I guess most will be rock bands, due to the high-pitched sound of the distortion. The acoustics of these bands is not usually the best either (they play anywhere). Maybe the musical genre matters, not just the volume.
       
    2. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      My own guitar playing.

      And yes, distorted/overdriven guitar effects carry overtones in high frequencies with high energy. For me it was a phaser effect.

      Snarling dubstep noises are the same.
       
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    3. Pabl692
      Alone

      Pabl692 Member

      Location:
      Barnsley, UK.
      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Performing musician.
      Hi,

      I did it playing with my own band. I played in a rock band from being around 14 to 20. Had a break until I was 25, this time last year. It was only last weekend that I noticed this horrible high pitched noise.. not like the tone you get after a concert, that pretty much disappeared the next day. But the high pitched hissing that seems to shift around your head... really difficult to mask, due to it being so high pitched and piercing. Hearing it everywhere right now.

      So yeh, rock music basically. Being stood about 3 yards away from a drum kit has done it for me. I could play my guitar for a long time at gig volume levels and would generally be okay. But cymbals on a drum kit just shred your ears.

      Still trying to come to terms with all this, my world seems to have gone very very grey.
       
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    4. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      Steel Panther I think, it is hard to see exactly when tinnitus got to this level it is now as it was so gradual but it was definitely around the time of that concert I am sure - March 2015.
       
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    5. Emperor-Drax

      Emperor-Drax Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/06/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud bang on metal with a mallet
      Enya.
       
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    6. Elfin
      Wishful

      Elfin Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud concert
      50 Cent at Wembley Arena...
       
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    7. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Don Tinny

      Don Tinny Member

      Location:
      Argentina
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017 (worsening)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud concert with ear plugs
      I wish I have "Zakk Wylde signature ears". He always plays with ultra trebly wah-wah at bestial volume and he is OK.
       
    8. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      one of my favorite songs.
      Enya - Caribbean Blue (video)


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    9. Apocalypse77
      Loved

      Apocalypse77 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/8/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma (go-kart racing)
      Fuck I wish I could go to bars/night clubs.
       
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    10. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      He has tinnitus and has mentioned it in interviews.
       
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    11. another sean
      Studious

      another sean Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Los Angeles
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Long duration of low audio
      NIN Ghosts on repeat for 2 weeks. I think it was from the sounds of the piano.
       
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    12. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Don Tinny

      Don Tinny Member

      Location:
      Argentina
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017 (worsening)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud concert with ear plugs
      Ops. I didn't know! I just read about Ozzy Osbourne.
       
    13. iGL0CK
      Thinking

      iGL0CK Member

      Location:
      Poland
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma (punk rock show)
      The Analogs (punk rock band)
       
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    14. Mister Muso
      Inactive

      Mister Muso Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007 / April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Rush and their ridiculously loud pyrotechnics (apparently the same pyro team that used to work for Kiss)
       
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    15. Emanuel Lourenco
      No Mood

      Emanuel Lourenco Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I wish I still enjoyed listening and playing music.
       
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    16. HeavyMantra
      Bugridden

      HeavyMantra Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      Steadily worsening since 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      My T probably got permanently worse from recording vocals for a song during two intense days. So interestingly enough, I have the moments that I ruined my life recorded. It was one of the happiest moments of my life too.

      Noticed increased T one week after the event.
       
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    17. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      temporarily banished from this plane of existence.
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      karma
      Gang Gang Dance

      awesome band, though. blame the sound guy. had seen them before no problem
       
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    18. Bill Arsenault

      Bill Arsenault Member

      Location:
      Boston.
      Tinnitus Since:
      Permanent and severe since 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Black Sabbath.
      Black Sabbath on their Farewell tour was the straw that broke the camels back.
      But I will never forget my worst experience.

      It was a young kid and it was one of my very first concerts - and my first time getting to the front row up against the stage.

      It was Slayer in a small club in South Boston in 85’ and not knowing any better I got myself stuck in the death ray of two cranked JCM 800 Marshall stacks from about 15 feet away.

      It was making me physically sick and splitting my skull in half with blinding pain.
      I became dizzy, disoriented and confused.

      The people around me just a few feet away on either side seemed fine- but they were obviously not in the death ray.

      The ear pain was so intense that I began panicking- and then just inexplicably froze up in place.
      I remember looking up at guitarist Jeff Hanneman in horror while I was immobilized directly in front of his amps and he actually gave me a knowing look of pity.

      That’s when I noticed even he was standing just a bit off to the side out of the death ray of his own amps-so I did the same and the relief was immediate.

      I later learned that the speakers in those amps are highly directional- and moving just a foot or two to either side makes a world of difference.

      A lot of damage was done that night to my young ears and I was a physical wreck for days.

      35 years later I can still clearly recall the pain, panic and aftermath of that night.

      I now have severe tinnitus that rapidly continues to get progressively worse regardless of the fact that I now protect my ears, stopped any medications and changed most of my lifestyle.
       
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    19. Ivkopivko
      Speechless

      Ivkopivko Member Podcast Patron

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      don't know, probably motorsport + headphones for last years
      Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds :huganimation:
       
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    20. Flamingo1

      Flamingo1 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Orlando, FL
      Tinnitus Since:
      4-15-2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      A Halloween ball in downtown LA plus working with a bad mixer who cranked up the high end. Probably because his ears were shot too!
       
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    21. Elfin
      Wishful

      Elfin Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud concert
      I got my tinnitus from my first concert. I, too, was in the front row and was completely uneducated and naive about what to expect. I will never understand why they have to be that loud. I don't know who it benefits and have never found one person who enjoys such a bludgeoning aural experience...
       
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    22. Mister Muso
      Inactive

      Mister Muso Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007 / April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      I was at this concert in Glasgow. The explosion at 3:25 is the thing that first gave me tinnitus...

      RUSH, live Glasgow 2007 Far Cry
       
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    23. Mister Muso
      Inactive

      Mister Muso Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007 / April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Very strange to see the moment captured for posterity. Temporary deafness for half an hour and facial pain. I really should have left the concert there and then.
       
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    24. alanisnotadj
      Batty

      alanisnotadj Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      1992 (got much worse in 2018)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure
      Ride in 1992... I am pretty sure it all went wrong during "Drive Blind".
       
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    25. Foamearplugssuck
      Depressed

      Foamearplugssuck Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/26/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Doing concert photography
      I saw Passion Pit, my absolute favorite band, this past May. Their songs saved my life. I wanted to go into the music industry because of them.

      My left ear started ringing exactly one week after that concert. Then my right ear started a few days later.

      I dont really listen to Passion Pit anymore. In fact, I barely listen to music nowadays. It just hurts too much.
       
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    26. Mister Muso
      Inactive

      Mister Muso Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007 / April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      I know exactly what you mean.

      Time does heal. I can listen to and enjoy the band that first gave me tinnitus but it took me several weeks till my hyperacusis became less severe. I don't blame the band. It's the human race that is messed up enough to chase after these self-destructive pastimes.

      I'm discovering a lot of new, quieter, more subtle bands as well now.
       
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      Don Tinny

      Don Tinny Member

      Location:
      Argentina
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017 (worsening)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud concert with ear plugs
      Well ... I can't hear Kiss anymore, for emotional reasons. Sometimes I listen to other bands at a ridiculously low volume, even when my severe tinnitus has not improved at all.
       
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    28. acute
      Depressed

      acute Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music
      Tame Impala.
       
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    29. friend74
      Doubtful

      friend74 Member

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      1994
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music
      I don't think it was that one concert. More like it was a slow process. Maybe it was from listening to Brutal Truth, Today is the Day, Slayer etc. in my small room for hours and hours. My grandparents didn't care that much...
       
    30. Mark A
      Wishful

      Mark A Member

      Location:
      California, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/05/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I would say I started exactly the same way, but it was a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert with a runner up band Nazareth in the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. I was only 15 years old and went with my older brother, 17. The runner up band was even louder, but all I remember was learning what ear piercing meant. It got to the point where I had to stay in the restroom to shield the noise from my ears. That must have compromised my auditory system making me more vulnerable for the rest of my life. I have always protected my hearing, but it was in a restaurant/club for a company function where tinnitus started. Had felt I had to stay for several hours since my team was there. When I left, I had the loud ringing that went away the next morning. My hearing felt different, but mostly ok. However, over the next 90 days, my tinnitus gradually started and ramped up to a mild level, and of course I was in panic mode. How I wish today it was only mild tinnitus. Even the most minor additional noise exposure seems to increase the baseline as it significantly just did again last month. By the way, my Brother has bad tinnitus also.
       
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