KT Tunstall call off tour dates over hearing problems.

Written by on July 29, 2021

Singer and song writer KT Tunstall has put her touring plans on hold after developing hearing issues in her right ear.

The Scottish singer, whose hits include Suddenly I See and Black Horse & The Cherry Tree said her hearing loss was triggered by years of exposure to loud music, without adequate ear protection.

About 10 years ago, she developed high-frequency hearing loss in her left ear, accompanied by tinnitus – a permanent, inescapable ringing or howling sound.

As a result, she will be postponing her headline tour, and cancelling support shows with 80s pop band Hall & Oates.

KT Tunstall while thanking her fans for their support insisted that she would not stop playing live, rather develop a touring schedule that ensures she has ample rest between shows, to put less pressure on her hearing adding that she regretted not going for regular hearing checks from a young age.

Hearing loss has been an issue for musicians for decades, with artists including Neil Young, Sting, Chris Martin, Will.i.am, Plan B and Mick Fleetwood all suffering from tinnitus and related conditions.

Credit: BBC

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