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Who Gets Tinnitus?

Anyone can get tinnitus, though some people are more likely to develop the condition. This includes, white people, older adults (over the age of 65), men, and those with age-related hearing loss. Also, people who have been exposed to loud noises for extended periods of time have a greater chance of developing tinnitus. Those with post-traumatic stress disorder are also at a greater risk.

Sadly, military personnel are at a high risk for developing tinnitus since they are exposed to such loud noises over a long period of time. Tinnitus is currently the number one miliatary connected disability for veterans from all periods of service. Since 2005, the number of veterans receiving disability for tinnitus has increased by at least 15 percent each year. The total number of vets awarded disability compensation for tinnitus at the end of 2010 surpassed 744,000. Soon it is estimated that 1.5 million vets will receive compensation for tinnitus, which will cost American taxpayers over $2.26 billion. Tinnitus is a growing problem for America's military personnel. It can have long term effects on their health and fitness because it can disrupt their sleep, affect their ability to think clearly, create stress in relationships, and limit their ability to hold a job.

Another group largely affected by tinnitus are musicians and music lovers. Whether they play music for a living or as a hobby, or just listen to loud music, they may be at risk for developing hearing loss and subsequent tinnitus. It does not matter the type of music, jazz, classical, rock, heavy metal, Latin, it all can be too loud. If you play music, it is suggested to get special, custom-made hearing protection since you play, sit or stand near loud instruments and speakers. Others involved with the music industry like performers and audio engineers are also at risk for noise-induced tinnitus. Music is a part of so many people's lives, many like to listen to it too loud. The negative effects might not begin to show in the short run, but tinnitus arises as a cumulative effect of noise over a period of many years.

Individuals who work near loud equipment such as an aircraft, loud equipment or machinery, forest industry personnel, construction and shooting range operators are another significant at-risk group. Often times the hearing protection devices that individuals use are not strong enough to prevent the loud noises from preventing tinnitus after exposure of long periods of time.

Tinnitus is also prevalent in seniors as one of many age-related hearing problems in the older population. Causes likely include the cumulative effect of loud noises and general noise pollution over the years.

Tinnitus Market : Professional Market Research Report and Forecasts, 2017 - 2025

Tinnitus is a perception of noise or ringing inside the ears. It is considered as a common condition, majorly affecting a large percentage of the population due to age-related hearing loss. Tinnitus is not a serious condition and can be cured with several ...

Published:  Thu, 25 May 2017 06:21:00 GMT

Laura keeps on running for the British Tinnitus Association

"Not enough is understood about tinnitus. Funding is needed to enable research into what causes it and to try to find a cure." 25 May 2015 - As if completing the recent Birmingham Great Run 10k race in aid of the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) in ...

Published:  Wed, 24 May 2017 17:00:00 GMT

Tinnitus: The latest way to treat it (and not to)

Tinnitus - that ringing, humming, whooshing, or buzzing in the ears that only the individual can hear - is an old problem, but a new technique uses your smartphone and Bluetooth technology to solve it. Finding a solution is important because, while ...

Published:  Mon, 15 May 2017 10:59:00 GMT

How Mike Michel's struggle with tinnitus brought new meaning to his music

Mike Michel used to live the way a lot of musicians do: He'd play a gig, finish up around 2 a.m., eat a big meal, drink a couple beers, and crash into bed. Then, on Thanksgiving of 2013, tinnitus hit. The condition turns off the "gating systems" in ...

Published:  Fri, 19 May 2017 03:55:00 GMT

Tinnitus sufferers required for online research study

Researchers into the common hearing condition "˜tinnitus' are calling for help from the public for a new study to try to improve future medical investigations into the problem. The COMIT'ID study is being run by the National Institute for Health ...

Published:  Mon, 22 May 2017 05:58:00 GMT

New tinnitus support group in Crowborough

The first meeting of a new tinnitus support group in Crowborough coincides with a new fundraising campaign. "Tea for Tinnitus" is being run by the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) throughout June to help raise vital funds so they can support the ...

Published:  Tue, 16 May 2017 03:35:00 GMT

How I live with debilitating tinnitus

Isobel Anderson suffers from tinnitus and at its peak felt like she was being tortured, or stalked. But the culprit wasn't an external sound that she could switch off; it was inside her brain. Her mind tuned into the inner electrical currents and motions ...

Published:  Sun, 21 May 2017 01:45:00 GMT

"˜Baby Driver': "˜Revved Up' Featurette Released Online

Sony Pictures has released a new featurette for Baby Driver, Edgar Wright's upcoming action thriller about a getaway driver with tinnitus trying to escape his life of crime. The new featurette takes us behind the scenes with the cast including Ansel ...

Published:  Fri, 26 May 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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