We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again — but any time a subject gets an entire week dedicated to it, it must be because it’s important.
Today marks the close of Tinnitus Awareness Week. If you don’t know what tinnitus is – well that’s what this week is about (and what this blog is for). And if you do know what tinnitus is or, worse, have it, you know it deserves at least a week’s worth of attention, thanks to its seriousness and pervasiveness.
A few things we know about tinnitus, courtesy of the American Tinnitus Association:
- Nearly 50 million Americans experience tinnitus
- Its effects can be devastating — physically, mentally, emotionally
- And today's hearing fact — that one quarter of people with tinnitus say it is constant or near constant
As leaders in hearing health and wellness, Starkey — along with our partners — see the devastating effects of tinnitus every day. It’s why we developed our Multiflex Tinnitus Technology, which is built into all our new hearing aids and is clinically proven to provide tinnitus relief.
We’ll keep working to make our tinnitus technology even better, too. At least until a cure is found, it stops being a problem, and tinnitus no longer needs an entire week dedicated to its awareness. Our fingers are crossed!
If you want to find a hearing healthcare professional to talk to about tinnitus, we can help. Call 1-888-908-1845 or type your zip code in here, and we can connect you to a professional near you.
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