British rocker Liam Gallagher shares an unlikely bond with his estranged brother Noel as they both suffer from hearing problems after years of rock 'n' roll.

Noel Gallagher, who fell out with his younger brother after walking away from their now-defunct band Oasis in 2009, revealed earlier this year (13) that he had undergone medical testing to determine the cause of permanent ringing in his ears.

Now Liam has admitted he is cursed with the same affliction, and believes he suffers from tinnitus.

He says, "Without a doubt I have tinnitus. You're not a proper rock 'n' roll star if you don't. I learned to live with it a long time ago. I put up with it - I just talk really loudly over it.

"I'm proud of it. Anyone who doesn't have ringing in their ears can f**k right off."

Coldplay's Chris Martin, The Who guitarist Pete Townshend and Black Eyed Peas rapper all have tinnitus, a permanent ringing in the ears, which can be caused by exposure to loud noises.