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Seven Facts About Tinnitus

Discover more about ringing in the ear.

How much do you know 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. 

Facts you might not know about tinnitus

  1. Fifty million adults are affected by tinnitus.
  2. Tinnitus causes disturbance / cause disturbance in their daily life.
  3. Men experience tinnitus more often than women.
  4. 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.
  5. Tinnitus is not a condition or illness, it’s a symptom that usually points to a larger hearing issue.
  6. 90% of people with tinnitus have some level of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).
  7. Hearing aids can often provide relief from the internal sensation of tinnitus

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