More than 360,000 Canadians experience tinnitus, the perception of noise in one’s head and/or ears that has no external sound source, and which can be occasional, intermittent or continuous (e.g. ringing, buzzing, clicking). For almost half of these Canadians, the condition is serious and greatly impacts their lives. For some, tinnitus is incapacitating.
Tinnitus, both permanent and temporary, has a variety of causes, but more than 50% of cases involve some level of noise-induced hearing loss.
For further information about tinnitus, contact theTinnitus Association of Canada.