#HearingFactFriday: Most people with tinnitus also have hearing loss

As Tinnitus Awareness Week comes to a close, it’s important to remember that tinnitus and hearing loss often go hand in hand.

That’s because most people will tell you their tinnitus started after being exposed to loud noise. Ken’s started after a nail gun blew up on him. Terry’s started after going to a loud concert. Ron thinks his was caused by being around sirens and not wearing hearing protection at the shooting range.

And, surprise surprise, exposure to loud noise is one of the leading causes of hearing loss. It’s so common, it has its own acronym, NIHL, which is short for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss. So it shouldn’t be surprising that 90% of people with tinnitus also deal with some level of NIHL.

The good news? All Starkey’s newest hearing aids have our proven tinnitus relief technology built into them. So if you’re dealing with one or the other or both, you owe it to yourself to find a hearing professional in your area and get help — like Ken, Terry and Ron did.

Not sure where to start? We can help. Call 1-888-908-1845 or click here to find a hearing healthcare professional near you. Then, schedule a consultation asap.   


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By Starkey Hearing