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The Who Guitarist Townshend Is Going Deaf
LONDON (Reuters) – Rock legend Pete Townshend is almost deaf after nearly 40 years of subjecting his ears to his own crashing guitar riffs with the British band The Who.
The Sun newspaper quoted Townshend on Tuesday as saying his hearing has worsened since the band’s U.S. tour this year.
“The recent return to touring and to me playing electric guitar — albeit more quietly than in the 1970s — led to further deterioration of my hearing,” the paper quoted Townshend, 57, as saying.
“My right ear, which encounters my own edgy guitar and the machinegun strokes of the drums, has suffered badly. I’ve no idea what I can do about this.
“I am unable to perform with in-ear monitors. In fact, they increase the often unbearable tinnitus I suffer after shows.”
Townshend was a key member of The Who during their heydey in the 1960s and 1970s, when he was renowned for smashing his guitars during live stage performances.
The band shot to fame with their zeitgeist album “My Generation” and cemented their reputation with the double albums “Tommy” and “Quadrophenia.”