Hidden Hearing is helping to promote Tinnitus Awareness Week – a single week that is set aside to focus specifically on increasing public awareness about tinnitus and most importantly the need for increased funding for tinnitus research. There currently is no known cure for tinnitus. Although it is important to note that a study published in a Hearing Review found that many tinnitus sufferers report that their hearing aids significantly help them with their tinnitus.
Dolores Madden Marketing Manager with Hidden Hearing said “Many people – almost twice as many as previously believed – suffer from persistent, chronic tinnitus. That’s about ten percent of the population. And for people ages 65 to 84, that number jumps to almost 27 percent”. Madden believes that helping “create the awareness” is the first step.
A recent study found that over 40 percent of survey respondents with tinnitus were helped at least mildly with hearing aids. And 3 out of 10 were helped moderately-to-substantially. For those whose where hearing health professionals used best practices in fitting hearing aids, that figure jumped to 50 percent.
Madden believes It is important for the hearing health community to help promote Tinnitus Awareness, especially because relatively few people seek help for their tinnitus – despite the fact that there are effective therapies available, including the use of hearing aids, to help tinnitus sufferers. If you have any questions about tinnitus or any aspect of hearing health contact Hidden Hearing.