Hurrah! It’s National Tinnitus Awareness Week! It’s also a fair bet that those of us who suffer are pretty much constantly aware of tinnitus; that’s what makes the condition such a bugger to deal with.
I’m sure there are many here, like me, who generously donated some of their hearing in the cause of loud rock music. In my case I think I’ve always been susceptible to occasional tinnitus, possibly related to my metal youth, but it has been a constant presence for the last several years. I blame Jake Stigers (brother of the more famous Curtis) and the Velvet Roots, whom I saw in a tiny club with my head near a speaker when I was more than old enough to know better.
And you? I SAID – AND YOU?!