7 Facts About Tinnitus

Do you experience ringing in your ears? Maybe it isn’t ringing, but a roaring, whooshing, clicking, or hissing noise? If so, you may suffer from tinnitus, or the perception of sounds that have no external source. Learn more about this phenomenon:


  • Fifty million adults are affected by tinnitus.
  • 1% of adults have tinnitus severe enough to cause disturbance in their daily life.
  • Men experience tinnitus more often than women.
  • There are two types of tinnitus: subjective, in which only the person experiencing it can hear the sounds, and objective, in which the person experiencing it as well as others can hear the sound.
  • Tinnitus is not a condition or illness, it’s a symptom that usually points to a larger hearing issue.
  • 90% of people with tinnitus have some level of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).
  • Hearing aids can often provide relief from the internal sensation of tinnitus.


If you think you suffer from tinnitus, schedule an appointment at your nearest Miracle-Ear location today!

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