Tinnitus is described as a condition where a patient hears ringing and buzzing in their ears, despite no outside noise being present. Often, cases of tinnitus induce stress and depression in the individual suffering from the condition.
Where is it written that hearing loss and hearing disorders mean the end of your social and professional life? Nowhere. That’s old-fashioned thinking. Technology has come a long way, and you’d be surprised to learn how many people have gone on to live full lives while also leading successful careers with hearing loss.
Try to imagine living your life with a constant ringing in your ears. It would drive you mad, wouldn’t it? Soon, even simple tasks would seem impossible. This feeling commonly affects those who suffer from severe tinnitus.
May 16 kicks off Tinnitus Awareness Week, and so it only seems fitting that we dedicate time to an issue that affects roughly 20 million adults. For such a broad-reaching issue — one of the most common health conditions throughout the United States — tinnitus is often misunderstood by Americans.