Who is at Risk for Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is more common than you think. According to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), over 50 million Americans experience some form of Tinnitus. That is about 15% of the population. Today let’s learn more about the condition and who is at risk for Tinnitus.

What is Tinnitus?

Often referred to as “ringing in the ears”, people with Tinnitus hear sounds even when there is no external noise. This can be ringing, swooshing and even hissing. Tinnitus can be temporary or chronic and is actually a symptom of another problem in the auditory system.

Who is at risk for Tinnitus?

Tinnitus presents itself more frequently for these population groups according to the ATA:

Hearing loss and noise-exposure are two of the main triggers of Tinnitus, and as you can see from above, there are certain populations where noise especially puts them at a higher risk for the condition.

There is no cure for Tinnitus, but there are treatment options to help manage the condition. Learn more about the Tinnitus Treatment options offered by Clifton Springs Hearing Center.