Every night, before I go to sleep, I lay in bed in complete silence. More often than not, a figurative gnat starts buzzing in my ear or a faint police siren goes off.
That’s what living with Tinnitus is like, and it truly sucks. I think Tinnitus–a ringing in your ears–is a bigger threat to our youth than any amount of ecstasy powder.
I’ve touched on the topic here in the past, but for 10+ years, I didn’t wear ear plugs to shows nor did I even consider the level of irreparable damage I was doing to the one body part you can not fix with surgery.
My right ear is gone, and I don’t think it will ever truly come back to what it once was.But I deal with it and live through it despite the sadness–missing shows, not DJing–that comes with it.
One way I cope with Tinnitus is, ironically, through music. You see, when there’s sound in the background–preferable ambient or soothings sounds–the White Noise from Tinnitus goes away.
As much as I’d like to constantly have music on, silence is something that I (and all of us) must deal with or else I would probably lose my mind. But for the 8-10 hours a day during which music allows me to get through the day, these are the types of tracks that soothe the ears and the soul.
Falcon Punch, who should need no introduction in these parts anymore, did what he does best: extracted a very sweet and small sample and turned it into a lush piece of balearic bliss.
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