Tinnitus is a condition characterised by ringing, buzzing, or other sounds in the ears or head that are not caused by external stimuli. It affects millions of people around the world, including a significant number of women. In this blog post, we’ll explore the prevalence and impact of tinnitus in women. We’ll also discuss how Strauss Audiology can help women manage their tinnitus symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Prevalence of Tinnitus in Women

Studies have shown that women are more likely than men to experience tinnitus. Thus, it is estimated that 14% of South African women and 11% of men experience tinnitus. While tinnitus can affect people of all ages, it is more common in women over the age of 50.

Causes of Tinnitus in Women

There are several possible causes of tinnitus in women. One of the most common causes is noise-induced hearing loss, which can be caused by exposure to loud noises at work or during leisure activities. Women who work in professions that involve high noise levels, such as music, aviation, and construction, are at particular risk. Other potential causes of tinnitus in women include head and neck injuries, ear infections, and certain medications.

Impact of Tinnitus on Women

Tinnitus can have a significant impact on a woman’s quality of life. It can interfere with sleep, concentration, and communication, and can lead to anxiety and depression. Women who experience tinnitus may feel isolated and struggle to maintain social connections. The emotional and psychological impact of tinnitus can be especially challenging for women, who may feel a sense of shame or embarrassment about their condition.

Managing Tinnitus with Strauss Audiology

Strauss Audiology offers a range of services to help women manage their tinnitus symptoms. They begin by conducting a comprehensive audiological evaluation to determine the underlying cause of the tinnitus. This may include a hearing test and a medical evaluation. Based on the results of the evaluation, Strauss Audiology can recommend a range of treatments, including sound therapy, counselling, and cognitive behavioural therapy. They also offer customised hearing solutions, such as hearing aids with tinnitus masking features, to help manage tinnitus symptoms.

If you or someone you know is experiencing tinnitus, contact Strauss Audiology today to schedule a consultation and learn more about available treatment options.

About Strauss Audiology
Strauss Audiology is a professional audiology business in the northern suburbs of Cape Town, offering expert, effective hearing advice that is tailored to clients’ unique hearing needs. We conduct hearing evaluations, hearing tests and vertigo assessments, and provide a range of solutions to improve and protect clients’ hearing. This includes providing hearing aids to Cape Town clients. With 16 years of experience, and with the qualifications and certifications to deliver leading hearing care, you can trust us to take care of your hearing needs.

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