This terrible affliction could severely damage my quality of life, but I can’t sacrifice the thing that makes me happiest
I have not been able to hear silence for about four years now. The high-pitched whining that you may temporarily hear after you leave a gig is, for me, a permanent fixture. The worst thing about this is that regardless of the ear protection that I use religiously when DJing these days, I will never be able to repair the damage that’s been done. In fact, if I continue to DJ, my condition will deteriorate: I find this terrifying.
Even mild tinnitus can alter your outlook and push you to make the wrong decision