It isn’t just rock n’ roll legends who suffer from hearing loss and tinnitus. Classical musicians
are also at risk. A Finnish study of classical musicians found that 15 percent of them suffered from hearing loss. “Temporary tinnitus” during rehearsals affected 41 percent of them. Despite these statistics, less that 25 percent of these musicians studied used hearing protection.
Luckily, noised-induced hearing loss and tinnitus can be avoided. If you’re a musician, speak with a hearing professional
about how to protect your ears from loud noise exposure.