The Facts

  1. 3.5 million Canadians have hearing loss (1 out of 10)

  2. at the age of 65, 1 out of 3 people have hearing loss

  3. hearing loss ranks with arthritis, high blood pressure, and heart disease as one of the most common physical conditions

Epidemiology of Tinnitus in the United States
  • 17% general population

  • 4% bothered

  • 8% very bothered

  • 1% disabled

  • All ages are affected

  • Children rarely voluntarily complain about tinnitus.

Tinnitus Etiology

Tinnitus is frequently associated with:

  • Noise Exposure

  • Hearing loss

  • Otosclerosis

  • Ear Infections

  • Vestibular Schwannomas (acoustic Neuromas)

  • Medication (over 200 medications list Tinnitus as a potential side effect)

  • Diseases/Medical conditions including Lyme, William's Syndrome, Bell's Palsey, Head injuries, Migraines.

Tinnitus Triggers

  • Retirement/work problems

  • Domestic Problems

  • Negative counselling

  • Acoutsic Trauma

  • Surgery

  • Injury

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Sudden onset of hearing loss

  • Illness

  • Meniere's disease

  • Impacted wax/removal

Psychosocial Impact of Tinnitus

  • Annoyance

  • Irritability

  • Impaired concentration

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Inability to concentrate

  • Decreased ability to enjoy activities

Neurophysiological Model of Tinnitus Perception


Tinnitus is not a real physical sound. There is no vibratory activity in the cochlea corresponding to the tinnitus perception. It is a phantom auditory perception. Tinnitus is the aberrant discordant ‘cross-talk’ dysfunctional activity of the Outer and Inner Hair cells (OHC and IHC)


A tinnitus signal originates in the inner ear when OHC are more dysfunctional than IHC, creating an imbalance of neuronal activity in the auditory system that reaches perception

Tinnitus Treatment

‘Ringing’ in the ears or tinnitus, is a common problem for those who experience hearing loss. Several tinnitus treatment options are available through Dynamic Hearing Solutions and our goal is to focus on the treatment that is right for you.

ReSound LiNX2 combines advanced, personalized tinnitus therapy with the new benchmark in smart hearing aids. If you suffer from ringing in the ears, ReSound LiNX2 provides you with new, smart tools for finding relief. 

Tinnitus relief

With so many ways to stream sound to your ears, you can take advantage of your favorite tinnitus app or other sound generator to help relieve your tinnitus.