Xfm’s Eddy Temple Morris has mustered together a veritable feast of musicians to star on his tinnitus charity album.
The campaign aims to raise awareness about the hearing issue and as his role as a British Tinnitus Association Ambassador Eddy has called on tinnitus suffers to donate track to the cause.
The likes of Coldplay, Enter Shikari and Embrace have all confirmed they are offering tracks to the ‘I Am The One in Ten’ album.
The title reflects the number of people who suffer from the problem, a constant ringing in the ears, in the UK surveys suggest the figure stands at ten percent.
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin last year admitted he is a tinnitus sufferer.
“I’m so happy that Chris Martin has given this his blessing, with Coldplay on board, at last we have a real chance to get through to Government now – this record could be a game changer,” Eddy explained.
“One in one point two million people per year badly burn themselves on a firework, and the Government have spent millions on public information advertising, yet one in ten people has Tinnitus, and the government have never spent a single penny on awareness,” he added.
Eddy search is now for a major label to release the album but is adamant that someone at the label needs to be a tinnitus sufferer.
“We need to get through to the government that it’s not just musicians and soldiers that get Tinnitus, its every layer of society, and I want to reflect this by putting together a compilation album where every single person involved has Tinnitus,” Eddy continued, explaining that his aim is to try and open the Government’s eyes on the issue and get more funding for support and awareness campaigns.
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