Tinnitus – Facts & Stats

Jun 05, 2020
If you have ever heard a ringing, buzzing, hissing, roaring, or whooshing noise in your ears or head, which is not coming from an external sound, you may have what is known as tinnitus – and you are not alone.

Tinnitus is one of the more common hearing ailments and there can be a range of causes for the condition which is frequently described as noise or ringing in the ears. 

While difficult to diagnose, tinnitus is often the result of an age related hearing loss or ear injury but can also be a symptom of an underlying circulatory system disorder. That’s why it is important to consult with a qualified audiologist.

If you’re currently experiencing what you believe to be Tinnitus, do not delay – contact us for an immediate evaluation.

Consider the following statistics and facts on tinnitus:

  • Approximately 15 to 20 percent of people suffer from the effects of Tinnitus (that’s millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Chicagoans who have experienced the condition at some point in their life).
  • Seniors are more prone to suffering from the effects of tinnitus, with the prevalence of the condition for people aged 65 to 84 being nearly 27 percent. 
  • Every year, 16 million people seek medical attention for Tinnitus
  • While no cure exists for the condition, approximately 80% of tinnitus sufferers report some measure of relief by using hearing aids.

Interested in learning more about tinnitus? 

Discover the most common causes of tinnitus, available treatment options, and preventitive measures you can take to ensure your hearing health.