Category: Tinnitus and Hyperacusis (TH)
Tinnitus can occur from recreational or occupational sources. Younger adults are known to participate in recreational activities that exceed safe noise levels. However, it is believed that many young adults are unaware that this exposure can result in life long hearing loss and tinnitus. This study investigated the link between recreational noise exposure, hearing loss, and tinnitus in college students and found that young adults were either unaware or not concerned with the potential for hearing loss and tinnitus.