#HearingFactFriday: You probably know someone with tinnitus

Do you know or are you one of the 50 million Americans who suffer from ringing in the ears? Chances are, the answer is “yes.” Tinnitus is the leading service-related disability among U.S. veterans, and is a “growing concern” for teens and young people that, experts say, is “going to get worse” thanks to “risky listening habits” like blaring music through headphones. In fact, a recent study found that one quarter of teenagers already experience tinnitus. 

If you are one of the 50 million and want to know more about this pervasive condition — more specifically, how to get relief from tinnitus — download our free tinnitus guide here. Or, find a local hearing professional who can answer questions and help. 

And don’t forget to check out our free tinnitus app, Starkey Relax! Starkey Relax works with both iOS and Android™ devices to give you customized relief sounds coupled with soothing images to accommodate for the changing behavior of your tinnitus.


By Starkey Hearing