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Zedd Suffering From Sudden Hearing Loss In His Left Ear

Zedd is experiencing a wildly successful 2014, but he received some unfortunate news yesterday. He's currently suffering from sudden hearing loss in his left ear.

A 30 decibel loss in hearing is a big difference. We translated "plotse doofheid," and if Google Translate is correct, it means "sudden deafness." We're not sure what caused the sudden hearing loss, but we hope that Zedd is able to recover quickly.

In any case, this is why it's helpful to wear earplugs at shows. In the past, Zedd has expressed how important wearing earplugs is to him. We don't know if he was wearing earplugs last night or not, but his sudden hearing loss proves how damaging loud sounds can be to your ears. Your hearing is extremely important, and you should do whatever you can to prevent hearing loss and tinnitus.

If you're curious about the current state of your ears, put on some headphones, and press play on "How Old Are Your Ears (Hearing Test)" below. It's obviously not the most scientific test, but it'll give you a vague idea of your current hearing. However, don't fret if you can't hear 19,000 Hz for Under 20. YouTube compressed the file, which removed the sound.

[H/T: EDMTunes]

Cover photo credit: Rukes

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