Famous African Americans with Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by R1M2, Feb 20, 2021.

    1. R1M2

      R1M2 Member

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      Hi all,

      I know this is kind of different from what is normally on this sub, but who are some prominent/famous African Americans who have tinnitus that you know of?

      The only person I can think of right now is Will.i.am from Black Eyed Peas.

      I am working on something from Black History Month.
    2. Kendra

      Kendra Member

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      SSNHL/ Acoustic Trauma
      Whoopi Goldberg.
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    3. patorjk

      patorjk Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several reasons
      You may have hit upon something interesting. Most of the lists I find online don't have a lot of black people (examples: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_with_tinnitus. It made me wonder if maybe people with European ancestry are more prone to it, but I see a decent number of black people in my Facebook tinnitus groups, so I don't think that's the case.

      This study [1] also seems to indicate that tinnitus isn't something that's rare in black people, it may even be more common since tinnitus is weakly correlated with heart issues, and those are more common for people with African ancestry.

      This may be something that's not documented very well.

      [1] Tinnitus and Its Risk Factors in African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study

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