I have Tinnitus. What is that? It’s a constant ringing in my ears. Some days are louder than others but it is ALWAYS there. Millions of people have it and there is no cure. When I was younger I went to a lot of concerts and clubs. I partied a lot and just didn’t care, I’ve literally been in clubs passing a joint (what is it now a blunt?) drinking a beer and leaning back on my friend’s amp while they played at the venue. The early 90’s bar and club scene was a lot of fun I don’t regret most of it but now that I am 50+ my hearing is suffering.
Back then we didn’t have these super charged car bases you see from time to time on the road. I can hear them sometimes a block away and I think about the people in that car and realize that they are doing irreversible damage to their hearing. They will pay for it years down the line, I know I did it. What’s the point of this post?
Now we have ear buds to boot. Our I phones are more powerful than the PC’s we had in the 90’s you can literally listen to pod casts all day, you tube, Spotify whatever you want at max volume. I have no wonderful advice for you above my exclamation above. Think of it this way, if you are one of my younger readers, take a minute and consider what you think life is going to be like at 50, 60 or 70?
There are a lot of really awesome things at those ages. As an example I am enjoying my kids as young adults now its super cool. The choices you are making now will affect you later, trust me this isn’t some scare tactic or B.S. post to scare you. It’s a fact, what you are doing now will affect you years from now. one of the things hardly anyone talks about is hearing loss and the damage you do to your hearing at an early age.
See it’s not apparent early, it takes years for this to manifest itself and it will. This isn’t like smoking where you can stop and over time your lungs heal themselves. Nope, you damage your inner ear and it takes a monumental effort to heal. Why? Because it still has to work. Even if you stuff cotton in it (don’t do this BTW) the ear is still trying to send signals to your brain and when one ear is damaged the other can’t easily compensate.
Don’t believe me? Say whatever you want, I can’t hear you anyway….
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