Prevalence of Tinnitus in People Aged 60 or Older?

Discussion in 'Support' started by 999, Jan 4, 2022.

    1. 999

      999 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      I was interested about any anecdotes for how common is it for someone 60-80 or older to have tinnitus?

      Do most people get it eventually (no matter what), or are there lucky people who are able to die of old age and never have to deal with this, or at least if they have tinnitus at some point for it to no longer be "an issue" in their lives?

      It's hard to accept that the tinnitus I have in my late 20s will follow me forever, while someone else could be blissfully ignorant their whole life long.
       
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    2. DimLeb

      DimLeb Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      14/03/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Idiopathic Cochleopathy Or Maybe Loud Music
      I know for sure that most people don't get it no matter the age. At least from my circle and family, I know that only my grandfather (died at age 80) had pulsatile (I guess) tinnitus from high blood pressure and one aunt (died at age 60 something) had tinnitus from otosclerosis.

      None of other elderly, family or not, people that I know of (uncles, aunts, friend's family, etc - at least 20 people) ever spoke to me about tinnitus or any ear-related thing...
       
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    3. Michael B
      No Mood

      Michael B Member Benefactor

      Location:
      San Diego
      Tinnitus Since:
      '11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      Most people with ongoing chronic tinnitus tend to always have it but for the majority of these people, things tend to get better and they learn to live a normal life with it. So you may still have but there's a good chance things will get better for you.
       
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      999

      999 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Ok, thanks for sharing that, it's a very interesting result. Well, it helps confirm my thought that it may only effect some people, all else being equal. So, I guess I got 'lucky.'
      I really hope I can get there one day.
       
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    5. DimLeb

      DimLeb Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      14/03/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Idiopathic Cochleopathy Or Maybe Loud Music
      @999, yeah... we got lucky. I think, though, that some people might have it but don't mention it because it doesn't affect them, or maybe they think it's "normal" if they had for a long time (or their whole life). So the statistics can't be very clear.
       
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      999

      999 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      @DimLeb, right I know that those who get tinnitus as children are often times not bothered by it, just because that's all they know.
       
    7. Benjaminbb

      Benjaminbb Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown - possibly debrox - noticed after debroxing.
      This exactly, a close friend’s dad just mentioned he can’t hear the TV due to his tinnitus. The friend was very surprised as the dad had never mentioned it his whole life. The close friend also has it fairly loud and barely thinks about it.
       
    8. DimLeb

      DimLeb Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      14/03/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Idiopathic Cochleopathy Or Maybe Loud Music
      Oh man, that sounds tough... It's good that it doesn't bother them though! It's funny because my mother has some tinnitus, maybe similar to my mild one, and only just recently she told me that she does have it (not very loud I guess). And I was wondering how and who I inherited the genetics from too...

      *facepalm*
       
    9. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      There is no prediction when it comes to tinnitus.

      So many different factors come into play, when it comes to tinnitus.

      As people age, their hearing can also be affected, so it would not surprise me if some
      could experience the tinnitus.

      As I say in all my posts, when tinnitus comes around, we need to protect our ears, we need to let people know that our ears are ringing. I let ALL know that my ears ring and I have and still make many adjustments to put up with this ringing.

      It's a day by day thing. I journal my routines, diet, and basically what I do on my days. We can still find quite a bit of resilience inside ourselves, even with tinnitus going on 24/7.
       
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    10. volsung37

      volsung37 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      I had tinnitus for 2 and a half years in my mid 50s. It gradually reduced to nothing.

      I’m only here now because taking the Pfizer vaccine brought it back again.

      Don’t give up. Time is the real healer.
       
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      999

      999 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      The cases of vaccine-induced tinnitus are very saddening and frankly concerning. If you're willing to say, what was your previous cause of tinnitus?
       
    12. volsung37

      volsung37 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      I believe it was an ear infection. My left eardrum burst twice in 2014.
       
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