PUBLISHED: 14:30 12 October 2019 | UPDATED: 14:30 12 October 2019 Bethany Wales Concert hall crowded with fans. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto © Cesare Ferrari A man who lost his hearing from years of listening to loud music is urging people to protect their ears and is urging festival-goers to take heed. Jono Heale, from Norwich, suffers from Tinnitus and hearing loss, caused by exposure to loud music, and is working to raise awareness about the impact of not protecting your ears.The symptoms of Tinnitus vary from person to person, but it generally manifests as a buzzing, humming, grinding or hissing sound, which comes from inside the ear rather than an outside source.Mr Heale works for a company called ACS, which produces ear plugs that can protect the wearer from industrial level sound. The company has teamed up with upcoming multi-venue Wild Paths Festival, which will launch in Norwich on Friday, October 18, to educate music lovers about the importance of protecting their hearing. Mr Heale said: “What many music lovers don’t realise is that their safe exposure time can be quite limited. I’m a victim of loud music and have music induced hearing loss and Tinnitus, which is permanent. You… Read full this story
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