Working in the Music Industry and Playing in Loud Bands Gave Me Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by HighDesertDave, Apr 14, 2024.

    1. HighDesertDave

      HighDesertDave Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2023
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud guitar amps and bands
      Hi, I'm just introducing myself. I am Dave. I first noticed my tinnitus about six months ago. I work in the music industry, and over twenty years of doing this, combined with playing in loud bands, have finally brought me here.

      Looking forward to learning everything I can.

      I've seen a lot of posts from people attending concerts; it's true; so many times, the concerts are way too loud. I always have earplugs with me, but sometimes I think even that is not enough.

      Nice to meet everyone!
       
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    2. SumGuy
      Panicky

      SumGuy Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2024
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Welcome to Tinnitus Talk. I hope it improves for you!
       
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    3. weehiru
      Wtf

      weehiru Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      TMJ 2015, Noise Exposure 03/2024
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced + TMJ
      Hi Dave, welcome and best of luck to you on this journey!
       
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    4. Supersix
      Balanced

      Supersix Member

      Location:
      California Dreaming
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Mild hearing loss ETD Left Ear,Profound hearing loss R
      Hello, Dave; welcome to Tinnitus Talk.
       
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    5. Stayinghopeful
      Procrastinating

      Stayinghopeful Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NSW, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2022
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Worsened with COVID-19 / Anesthesia
      I used to be a band photographer, so I was exposed to a lot of sound; I always felt like those super small venues that were totally enclosed were by far the worst soundwise.

      Have you got strong custom moulded earplugs?
       
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      HighDesertDave

      HighDesertDave Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2023
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud guitar amps and bands
      Thank you.

      Mostly my problems are from building loud guitar amplifiers.

      I hear what you're saying about smaller venues. In the 90s, we opened up for some used-to-be-huge bands in our local club in our small town. They would haul in these huge PA systems and distort everybody's eardrums to the point where it just didn't sound good.

      But I've been to huge concerts as well. One guy I've worked for quite a bit over the last ten years, his sound guy, is hit or miss; it's downright torture. I'll have to look into having custom-molded plugs. I always bring the foam ones with me; I've done that for years.
       
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