As we age we naturally lose some of our ability to hear sound. An additional obstacle is that many (as many as 10%-15%) people separately acquire tinnitus. Officially tinnitus is defined as, "...is the perception of sound within the human ear (ringing of the ears) when no actual sound is present. Despite the origin of the name, "ringing" is only one of many sounds the person may perceive." For this afflicted it is no small matter.
In today’s noisy world, finding peace and quiet can be difficult even in the best of circumstances. For nearly 50 million Americans, silence is unattainable because they suffer from tinnitus. However, there is good news to report - wearing hearing aids has proven to help reduce the effects of tinnitus.