Eric Clapton reveals he's going deaf from tinnitus


"I'm doing a few gigs", Clapton, 72, told BBC Radio 2 on Tuesday (via People).

"I am still going to work".

Eric Clapton has revealed that he is losing his singing.During an interview with BBC Radio 2's Steve Wright on Tuesday, the 72-year-old guitar awesome admitted that he's fighting tinnitus, a ringing in the ear usually caused by noise-induced listening to reduction. "You know, the only thing I'm concerned with now is being in my 70s and being able to be proficient".

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I am talking about, I hope individuals should come across and watch me more than I'm a fascination. I am going to do a show at Hyde Park (British Summer Time Festival) in July. "It's awesome to myself that I'm still here". Following the screening which was broadcast from BFI Southbank LIVE via satellite to over 250 cinemas across the United Kingdom and Ireland, musician and broadcaster Jools Holland hosted a rare in conversation event with Eric Clapton and Lili Fini Zanuck. Baby boomers grew up listening to loud music in the 1960s and 1970s - as well as younger Americans using ear-damaging earbuds - are now paying the price.

At least half a dozen biotech firms are working on potential breakthroughs in how hearing loss is treated, the reports. "We're getting closer, and the tools are improving all the time". It's also a warts and all look at the darker side of Clapton's life and doesn't shy away from dealing with his 20-year long battle against drug and alcohol addiction.

Over 50 million Americans experience some form of tinnitus, according to the ATA. While the issue can be age-related or caused by ear injury, it can also be caused by noise-induced hearing loss.