Jos J Eggermont and Larry E Roberts (2012)
Ringing ears: the neuroscience of tinnitus
Frontiers Research Topic eBook.
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is a prevalent and often debilitating disorder with approximately 10% of people (incorporating ages from children to the elderly) perceiving it continuously, and in 1-3% of the population it seriously affects the quality of life. The most common cause of tinnitus is hearing loss, and its prevalence has surged as a result from the various large-scale military actions in the Middle East in the last decade.