Coldplay's Chris Martin reveals tinnitus struggle
Friday 04 May 2012
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has revealed that years of playing live has left him with tinnitus.
The singer said he had suffered from the condition, which can leave people with a buzzing or ringing in their ears, for about 10 years and had now started protecting his ears.
He said: "I wish I'd thought about it earlier. Now we always use moulded filter plugs, or in-ear monitors, to try and protect our ears. You can use industrial headphones, but that looks strange at a party."
The star has backed a campaign by Action On Hearing Loss about the potential danger of listening to loud music.
Rapper-turned-actor Plan B is also involved and said his tinnitus is so bad he is forced to sleep with earplugs.
He said: "There's no doubt it's been caused by years of being on stage and subjected to very loud decibels of music."
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