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Musician Eric Clapton performs at The Forum on September 18, 2017 in Inglewood, California.

Eric Clapton mentioned in a recent interview with BBC2 that he is “going deaf” and has tinnitus, but what exactly is tinnitus?

Per the Mayo Clinic, tinnitus is a phantom ringing, buzzing, roaring, clicking or hissing noise that can vary in pitch, volume and can be present in one or both ears. It can also be a constant noise or come and go.

One of the biggest causes of tinnitus is exposure to loud noise, so it should come as no surprise that when it comes to this diagnoses, Slowhand has some good company of fellow musicians that also have tinnitus.

Check out the gallery below to see which other classic rockers also have tinnitus.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.