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GALLERY: Classic Rockers With Tinnitus
Eric Clapton mentioned in a recent interview with BBC2 that he is “going deaf” and has tinnitus, but what exactly is tinnitus?
Per the Mayo Clinic, tinnitus is a phantom ringing, buzzing, roaring, clicking or hissing noise that can vary in pitch, volume and can be present in one or both ears. It can also be a constant noise or come and go.
One of the biggest causes of tinnitus is exposure to loud noise, so it should come as no surprise that when it comes to this diagnoses, Slowhand has some good company of fellow musicians that also have tinnitus.
Check out the gallery below to see which other classic rockers also have tinnitus.
Musician Eric Clapton performs at The Forum on September 18, 2017 in Inglewood, California. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Musician Pete Townshend of The Who performs during Desert Trip at the Empire Polo Field on October 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Musician Jeff Beck performs onstage at the MusiCares 2005 Person of the Year Tribute to Brian Wilson at the Palladium on February 11, 2005 in Hollywood, California. Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images
Musician Bob Dylan Performs onstage during the 37th AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Michael Douglas at Sony Pictures on June 11, 2009 in Culver City, California. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI
Phil Collins performs on opening night prior to the evening session on Day One of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images
Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath performs at Ozzfest 2016 at San Manuel Amphitheater on September 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Sting performs onstage during the Sting "57th & 9th" World Tour at Hammerstein Ballroom on March 14, 2017 in New York City. Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images
Musician Neil Young performs with Promise of the Real onstage during Desert Trip. Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Desert Trip
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.