It was a huge loss when musician Phil Collins decided to end his career. But the reason behind his decision was even more shocking.
Not surprising — Connect Hearing talked about the dangers of entertainment and nightlife in our "Top 5 Jobs for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss" article.
In an article in the American Tinnitus Association, he said, "I can't be still. Work calms me down. I can't be quiet, as that's when I notice the ringing in my ears. I don't know exactly how long I've had this, but it's gradually got worse. I don't know what silence sounds like any more. Music is the only thing which eases my pain."
A powerful statement. We realize that many Canadians are unaware about hearing loss and the impact it can have on careers, family and quality of life. This is one reason why we encourage people to visit one of our clinics for free hearing tests.
Did you know that Ozzy Osbourne, Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck are other musicians who are dealing with hearing loss? Check out this list of 10 famous musicians who have also learned to manage thier hearing loss and produce great work.