If you work or worked in the music, entertainment or even the fitness (eg aerobic) industry where you have been exposed to high levels of noise (usually music or pyrotechnics) for prolonged periods and suffer from deafness, ringing or buzzing in your ears (tinnitus) or impaired hearing your hearing problems could have been caused by that exposure.
The music and entertainment industries often have high levels of noise and loud special effects as part of the experience in places such as bars, nightclubs, orchestras, theatres and recording studios. But loud noise can damage hearing which can be permanent, irreversible and causes deafness. Hearing aids cannot reverse it. Performers and other workers in music and entertainment are just as likely to have their hearing permanently damaged as workers in other industries.
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