From the Busselton Dunsborough Times for Tinnitus Awareness Week
Up to 20 per cent of Australians experience tinnitus at some point in their life, but Dunsborough & Margaret River Hearing’s specialist audiologists want people to know they need not put up with it.
Most people will experience tinnitus if the situation is quiet enough. A study was conducted where medical students were placed into a soundproof booth and within 5 minutes 95% of the subjects began to hear tinnitus. 18-20% of the population report experiencing regular tinnitus, many are not bothered by it, but some are. Why is this?