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“I think tinnitus research is important because tinnitus is quite a serious condition. I myself once suffered from one for a week, it was the high E, and it made it impossible for me as a musician to play music normally, because I always heard all the notes in relation to that annoying E. I believe there is a connection of psyche and tinnitus, and a connection of strong noise exposure (this includes loud music!!) and the tinnitus. Hearing loss and tinnitus are in principle not curable, until now. Please keep researching!
I think education about tinnitus and hearing protection is important because it is very easy to underestimate the sensitivity of the ears, especially as a young person. I find it depressing how many people ruin their hearing these days by consuming brutally loud music, whether live or through headphones.”
Violinist and ensemble member of the Vogler Quartet