1. 30% of people have had tinnitus in their lifetime
2. 10% of people have persistent tinnitus; among this group of people, 10% of their lives are seriously affected
3. 80% of tinnitus patients have varying degrees of hearing loss

Data about tinnitus in USA

  • The total population of the United States is estimated to be 3.29Billion, and the deaf population is estimated to be 44Million-2019
  • The tinnitus population is expected to exceed 50 Millon-2010, and the tinnitus population in the United States accounts for about 16% of the country.
  • Tinnitus and hearing loss are the two most serious service-related barriers among veterans.
  • In the United States, three out of every thousand babies are hearing impaired.
  • According to the Hearing Health Foundation report-16 million people seek medical treatment for tinnitus-market demand

Data about tinnitus in UK

In the UK, tinnitus in about 600,000 people has a major negative impact on their quality of life and health.

After a comprehensive review of all available studies over the past 35 years, we have increased our estimate of the number of people with tinnitus from 10% (one-tenth) to 13.2% (more than one-eighth).

  • The total population of the UK is about 67.53Million, and the deaf population accounts for 10%, which is 6.75Million-2019
  • The tinnitus population is estimated to be 7.1Million. The tinnitus population in the UK accounts for about 10% of the country
  • The prevalence of tinnitus in the UK is 13.2%

Tinnitus related data-prevalence

Among the 1,000 respondents, 61% (6.1%) found tinnitus. The prevalence of tinnitus increases with age and occurs in both men and women, but it is more common in older men. In the United States of America, the incidence of whites is almost twice that of African Americans. The American Tinnitus Association estimates that 50 million Americans may experience long-term tinnitus, and tinnitus interferes with the daily activities of as many as 12 million Americans. European population studies have found that 7-14% of the population has talked to doctors about tinnitus, and people who may cause tinnitus disability occur in 1-2.4% of the population. Tinnitus is related to many medical conditions. It is related to presbyopia, meningitis, otosclerosis, head trauma, acoustic neuroma, middle ear effusion, temporomandibular joint problems, hyperlipidemia, meningitis and syphilis. Drugs such as salicylate, NSAID, aminoglycoside, quinine and antidepressants have been associated with tinnitus. The stopping of these drugs usually makes tinnitus reversible. Mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression are often associated with tinnitus disability. In the elderly, tinnitus is most often related to hearing loss. -year 2013


  • 10 to 15% of people will experience tinnitus in their lifetime. 5% of the 4.7 million people in the UK suffer from severe and persistent tinnitus, which affects their lifestyle. 19% of Americans suffer from this disease-only 12 million people seek help. 14.5% of Italians have prolonged spontaneous tinnitus, while 1.5 million German adults have experienced “very annoying tinnitus.”
  • Tinnitus will increase with age and hearing impairment, and 85% of patients will also have hearing loss. Only 1% of people under the age of 45 suffer from tinnitus, while 12% of people between 60 and 69 suffer from tinnitus, and 25% to 30% of people over 70 have tinnitus. Women seem to experience more complex tinnitus, but the cause is not clear.
  • Tinnitus is unlikely to have a single root cause. Many cases are related to aging and hearing loss, but other causes seem to be damage to the middle ear, the cochlea and auditory vestibular nerves, and the brain pathways between the cochlear nucleus and the primary auditory cortex.
  • Temporary or permanent tinnitus may be caused by ototoxic drugs, such as certain antibiotics and antimalarial drugs, cancer chemotherapy drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and diuretics.
  • In most cases, the onset is gradual and is not due to any particular event. It may appear without any hearing problems.
  • Various studies have shown that 62% of tinnitus patients have a “lifetime prevalence of major depression”, 63% have “clear mental disorders”, and 62% have “signs of lifelong depression.”