Hearing loss and tinnitus are two of the most prevalent diseases in the country. Hearing loss and tinnitus often go hand-in-hand because they share many of the same causes. In fact, tinnitus is almost always accompanied by hearing loss. According to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), 15 percent of American adults (37.5 million) age 18 and over report hearing loss. The CDC reports a similar portion of Americans experience some form of tinnitus.
Interestingly, research shows that men are twice as likely to develop hearing loss as women, especially those between the ages of 20-69. Tinnitus also seems to be found more in men than women.
Read the rest of this article by our own Dr. Navid Taghvaei to learn why men are more susceptible and what can be done about it.