ProvidersRebecca Barrett, AUD, FAAA Kathryn Daar, AUD, FAAA Alicia Durkin, AuD, FAAA, CCC-A Allison King, AUD, CCC-A, FAAA
Tinnitus is the perception of a sound that has no external source. Some of the more common sounds reported are: ringing, humming, buzzing, and cricket-like chirps. Tinnitus may often occur with hearing loss.
- Some 30 million Americans have tinnitus
- Some 13 million Americans report tinnitus without hearing loss
- The incidence of tinnitus for people aged 65 to 84 years is approximately 27 percent
- The prevalence of tinnitus is generally correlated with a degree of hearing loss
- Hearing aids offer substantial benefit to a significant number of people suffering from tinnitus