Tinnitus: What Is It and Which Rockers Have It?

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If you have Meniere’s Disease, then you probably know very well what it’s like to have constant ear ringing/ Tinnitus. People get it because of trauma to the inner ear like hearing loss or from an illness.

If it’s just hearing loss, a lot of times it happens when listening to something loud for long periods of time like music or work tools. Most hearing loss can be slowed down by wearing protective ear plugs that are rated for keeping out sound. But the problem is, you have to wear them. Stop making excuses because you may not notice the damage for a while. And if you have a baby & take them to church or a place that has loud noises, please protect them. They have no say on what they hear. I love my church & the worship time is like a concert every Sunday, but it bothers me when I see babies in the first few rows with no ear protection. Please take the time to take care of the little ones so that they have a longer chance of keeping Tinnitus away.

Below, is a link to an article that lists many rock stars that have this problem. The media is talking more about it since singer Huey Lewis told the world he has Meniere’s. He says playing live is so challenging that he had to stop. Who knows if it could be forever but Huey Lewis & News did just put out new studio music. Love that he is not letting Meniere’s keep him from his passion of music.

Tinnitus: What Is It and Which Rockers Have It?

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While my family & friends have helped me when my Meniere’s Disease was at it’s worst, it was learning the truth about Jesus that help me through it & gain me a purpose to take my struggles & share them with others. If only helping one person suffering from Meniere’s, then I am doing Christ’s work.

Helpful Meniere’s Chart

When someone tells you that you now have Meniere’s Disease it can be very overwhelming. I hope this chart will help you understand it a little more.  While you think your life is over I can tell from my personal experience that you can control Meniere’s & live a normal life.  Feel free to ask me any questions. My answers will be based on my experiences since being diagnosed in 1998.

I truly believe God had me suffer for awhile with Meniere’s so that I can help other cope.

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