Philth Tips #9 – look after your ears

I go to sleep every night with this App playing white noise (my favourite is rainfall) next to my head. Why? Because thanks to such legendary sound systems as The End and Fabric, my ears ring all the time.

I have tinnitus. It sucks. I haven’t heard silence for about 10 years. If you attend clubs regularly get yourself some earplugs, I use ACS Customs which are moulded to my ears, but you can also get ER20’s for £10-20 and they’re fine. If you already have tinnitus look for this Phonak App and hopefully it will help you to sleep!

It’s Tinnitus Awareness Week this week. Have a read and learn more here:

This is a major problem in our industry. We spend every weekend in nightclubs and during the week batter our ears in the studio. Of course we should turn it down and monitor at sensible levels but it’s not that simple when you’re in a club. This article from UKF talks to some industry leaders about their experiences with tinnitus:
Optical has always been a hero of mine, a pioneer of the scene. To hear that tinnitus almost ended his career should be enough to make you wake up and start looking after your ears. 

I have been using ACS Pro 17’s for about 5 years or so. I’m no audiologist but if you want to ask me anything about earplugs or tinnitus please feel free to get in touch, I’m happy to try to help out.