Here’s an interesting article from the International Musician, the monthly official journal of the American Federation of Musicians, (A.K.A. the union). We’re in a profession that subjects us to loud noises and one of the consequences is the possibility of developing Tinnitus. I happen to have it. For me there is a hissing sound, (I describe it as crickets in the distance) that is always present, but mostly it gets masked by ambient sounds (background noise). This article explains the malady and offers some tips for protecting your ears. Read it here.