#HearingFactFriday: Tinnitus is more common than you think

Are you one of the 50 million Americans who suffer from ringing in the ears? Or maybe you know someone who does? With one in six Americans affected by tinnitus, the answer to at least one of those questions is probably yes.

Tinnitus is the leading service-related disability among U.S. veterans. The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) says if you’re a senior citizens, military personnel, person who works in a loud environment, or a musician, you’re high-risk for tinnitus. And a 2016 report confirmed that tinnitus is a growing concern for teens and young people, while predicting it will get worse thanks to “risky listening habits” like blaring music through headphones.

If you are one of the 50 million with tinnitus and want to know how it might be affecting you, take our free short test.

If you’re looking for more information on tinnitus, a good place to start is here.

Or, if you want to consult with a hearing healthcare professional about tinnitus relief, call 1-888-908-1845 or click here. We’ll help you set up an appointment with a hearing provider near you.

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By Starkey Hearing