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Boomer, do you hear the buzzing?

Posted Apr 06 2009 3:01pm

Babyboomers Tinnitus --the false perception of sound in the absence of an acoustic stimulus, a phantom noise--is one of the most common clinical syndromes in the United States, affecting twelve percent of men and almost fourteen percent of women who are sixty-five and older.  It only rarely afflicts the young, with one significant exception: those serving in the armed forces.  Tinnitus affects nearly half the solders exposed to blasts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

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