Tinnitus is a ringing sound coming from inside the ear, often a symptom of a more severe condition, such as hearing loss or an injury.
"I am still going to work. I am going to do a show at Hyde Park (British Summer Time Festival) in July.
"The only thing I am concerned with now is I am going deaf, I've got tinnitus, my hands just about work. I mean, I am hoping people will come along and see me, me more than I am a curiosity. I know that is part of it, because it's amazing to myself that I am still here," Clapton said.
The "Layla" hitmaker, who was speaking at the promotion of his documentary, "Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars, said watching the film is a tough experience for him.
"It's difficult to sit through because it goes on so long about the difficult part of my life.
"I think it's important for people to see that there is a happy ending, it's like a redemption concept. If you are going to go and see it, be prepared for a heavy ride," he said.
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