Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Drugs and Tinnitus: Put Yourself in the Driver’s Seat

Orange County Deaf Advocacy center has jumped into the area of nutraceuticals to promote hearing health and tinnitus management.

This article discusses drugs and tinnitus and theres over 450 drugs can cause tinnitus.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), approximately 37 million Americans have some level of hearing impairment due to the combined effects of noise, aging, disease and heredity, making hearing damage a societal problem. Approximately ten percent of Americans ages 22-60 already may have suffered permanent damage to their hearing from excessive noise exposure; millions more are at risk due to the growing popularity of activities such as NASCAR races and repeated exposure to loud music and industrial noise.