Call for Action and Growing Interest on Tinnitus and Hearing Loss

Published on Feb, 17, 2019

According to statistics shared by the Hearing Foundation of Canada, over 3,60,000 Canadians suffer from tinnitus every year. Around 15% of these people are victims of chronic tinnitus, and, hence, lose their hearing abilities completely.

Tinnitus is a type of hearing disorder seen more commonly in people as they age or among the younger generation who expose themselves to loud music. Some other not-so-common causes that result in tinnitus are head or neck injuries or the side effects of a few medications. Tinnitus may lead to a continuous buzzing or ringing in the ears. Apart from affecting the auditory capacities, this hearing disorder impacts the quality of an individual’s life, and, in turn, results in anxiety and sleep disorder. 

Befriending hearing aids at the right time, before the condition becomes unmanageable, is the most preferred hearing loss treatment. Talking about hearing aids, the renowned American actress, Whoopi Goldberg, once shared that she wears hearing aids on both her ears after getting diagnosed with tinnitus. Similar is the case with Beethoven, the famous composer, who suffered from hearing loss at the tender age of 26 and resorted to hearing aids.

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