How common is it to have tinnitus?

Around 250 million people worldwide suffer from tinnitus. And many people with hearing loss experience tinnitus at some stage.

There are certainly factors which can exacerbate tinnitus such as: stress, anxiety, depression, tiredness, some medications and there is some weaker evidence that some aspects of a person’s diet can also have an impact.

As tinnitus itself can lead to anxiety, stress and sleep deprivation, this can create the feeling of being trapped in a vicious cycle.