Veterans and Tinnitus
Tinnitus is the number one disability reported by veterans returning from war, affecting an estimated 841,000 vets. Though the exact cause of tinnitus — the specific mechanism that generates phantom sounds in some people — remains unknown, contributing factors and triggers have been identified. Excessive exposure to loud noise is one of the most common culprits, so it isn’t surprising that many members of the armed forces suffer from tinnitus. Even a single exposure at such high levels can be enough to cause a permanent case of subjective tinnitus, the most common form of the condition.
While there is currently no known cure for subjective tinnitus, treatment options exist that can alleviate the irritation and discomfort of the condition. Even without hearing loss wearing hearing aids can be extremely effective. With static presets and ocean wave tinnitus therapy signals, our hearing aids provide welcome relief for tinnitus sufferers. Ask your hearing care professional which solution is best for you.