In the wake of our announcement this week about ReSound’s new partnership with the Tinnitus Practitioner’s Association (TPA), here’s a look at what hearing industry bloggers are saying about Tinnitus treatment.
Hearing Mojo blogger, David Copithorne, talks about an interesting phenomenon he has noted among his over-50 friends. “These guys (yes, they are usually guys) wouldn’t be caught dead being treated for their very normal age-related hearing loss, but they run right to the audiologist at the first sign of tinnitus-related ringing, hissing, humming, whooshing or other unwanted sounds in their ears.”
Even more interesting, he remarks, “is that when they come home from the audiologist, they often are wearing tinnitus-treatment devices in their ears that look suspiciously like, yes, hearing aids…”
Could tinnitus be a way of overcoming the stigma? Are boomers really more likely to seek help for unwanted noise in their ears than for age-related hearing loss? If…
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