Tinnitus-do you know what it is?-
About 50 million people in the US know it, mostly kids, young people. Millions more outside the country.
I am not talking about a little ringing you may hear every now and then, or a mild annoyance.
I am talking about the OTHER kind, the millions of people suffering from DEBILITATING noise, LOUD NOISE, permanent and hard, very hard to deal with. I've seen lives ruined, I've seen hopelessness. And I simply cannot accept it.
The primary Tinnitus Organizations that help with the extreme cases are doing what they can, but they still face the indifference of many. Now that thousands of our Military are returning home with DEBILITATING Tinnitus, now finally, the Government and many other outlets are beginning to pay attention to this sad situation.
I am a first a music fan, musician and filmmaker. I am also a Tinnitus sufferer
Chances are, your favorite rock, hip hop or country idol has this problem but tells you nothing!
Play this loud (ironic isn't it?) and you'll see the nightmare that is TINNITUS and then think about your life style.
This is not meant to be negative...it is a simple message. Enjoy life, listen to music (like I do, love music:), but BE CAREFUL, watch your ears, feel what your body is telling you if you are in a noisy place. Use EARPLUGS if its too loud.
In the mainstream Film and Music world, people like Moby, Trent Reznor, members from bands like My Bloody valentine, Pearl Jam, people like Keanu Reeves, people like like Will.I.AM, composers like Danny Elfman... (you'll be amazed of the actual list...its long) etc, they have this and struggle with this.
And it is a struggle for many, many in the MAJORITY, so, again, I am not talking about a minor noise. And in the case you DO have a little noise, please protect yourself. It is a warning sign, not trying to freak you out (but I must be strong, because sadly, being upfront is the only way sometimes to get people's attention, in this world).
NO, I am not telling you: Panic, danger!, red alert!, all I am saying is....take care of your ears, enjoy volume but don't overdo it, be careful. Visit The American Tinnitus Association for more info.
This condition happens to anyone, in any age (believe me, this ain't just for old people)
TINNITUS- Let's help create awareness
AWARENESS = FUNDING FOR A CURE:)
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OR VISIT THE AMERICAN TINNITUS ORGANIZATION FOR MORE INFO!, don't just do what many do and "yeah, yeah, whatever...", Go there and INFORM yourself, it is simple, type :