Tinnitus Prevalence


According to the Canadian Academy of Audiology, an estimated 10-15% of Canadians suffer from tinnitus. 20% of these individuals seek help for their tinnitus because it has a significant negative impact on their lives.


Dr. Pawel Jastreboff, of the Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Center, suggests that tinnitus affects 17% of people worldwide, and causes significant suffering in 4% of the general population (from http://www.tinnitus-pjj.com/). He also estimates that 40% of people with tinnitus also experience hyperacusis, an increased sensitivity to sounds.