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“I have tinnitus and compose music as a direct response to my hearing loss. Countless doctors have told me, ‘Just get used to it,’ but for anyone suffering from tinnitus, this habituation takes “getting used to” at best, and is completely impossible at worst. In the absence of a medical cure, I have dedicated my life’s work to creating a creative solution in the hope that art can point science in the right direction. I support the German Foundation Tinnitus and Hearing Charité with unbridled enthusiasm. It is critical that we create widespread awareness of this mysterious disease. We don’t have earlobes, and the first step in getting even with the ‘New Noises’ surrounding us is to critically reevaluate our acoustic world and its habits.”

Daniel Fishkin