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Mr. Vyas always believed himself to be a savvy financial planner. He had a diversified investment portfolio, had substantial life insurance coverage and also had a health plan.

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My thanks to TT_Mac ( for inspiring this painting!!!! THANK YOU TT! Please stop by to see some incredible photographs from TT!


It's been a roller coaster of a holiday for us. We've had some incredibly joyful times with our grands and visits with family.


But my mom has been ill. Just before Christmas she had a fall, fracturing her hip and requiring a partial hip replacement. She was doing quite well in rehab, but then fell ill with an infection. Just before Christmas Day, her infection worsened and she was rushed to the hospital. For a few days, we weren't quite sure if she would recover.


As of last night, she seems to be making a bit of progress - though it's slow going. I'm heading out of town to visit her for several days and will be MIA.


Thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers on my mom's behalf. At 88 years old, these set backs take a long time to work through.


Hope your holidays were joyous ...


Stay well!

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Arches 140# CP




May you be filled with peace and blessings!!!


We are sharing this day with our grandchildren - and thus have returned to the wonder of children and the delight of the holiday.


We pray for those who are ill, sad, depressed, lonely....that the holiday season may fill them as well with hope and with love.



Hi friends, I’m finally back from the dead after a long period of illness. But I’m feeling much better now! Last Sunday I had to go back to the Swiss Alps because doing nothing was just too much he he he. Well I reached this area here some time before sunrise and I was so lucky to walk with my fellow dog over this wonderful frozen lake looking around for some new spots. To feel the cold minus temperatures and to experience such places was the right medicine. I hope you like it.


Thank you for your time and interest in my photos, your visit is most appreciated.




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“Enemy number one was now the disease. It had a presence as solid as that of a person - I think all serious illnesses do.”


- from Sabine by A.P.


“I've tried very hard not to let my illnesses define me and a true friend to me is someone who can see past all of it and really SEE me. That's someone that I want in my life. Maybe that someone is YOU ...” - AP


The news from the hospital is all good and encouraging! I am VERY happy!! : 0)))


Soundtrack :



It's been a funny few days

and even funnier nights

chasing storm clouds from my mind

falling; laughing; pillow fights

I tumble to the rumble of the thunder

let lightning strike me in the same place twice

dancing in the torrential rain

smiling up at you; feels so nice

kick off my heels; barefoot and free

stumbling; clumsy; straight into your arms

you steady me; you're my anchor in a storm

you're the rock that roots me

safe and steady; snuggle up; warm

toasting marshmallows

in the old ramshackle barn

where we used to play and shelter

way back then it was our port in the storm

now you came and found me

placed your hand in mine

smiled at me with your goofy grin

so nice to know we didn't run out of time

don't run out on me again

not now; not even in my dreams

'cos you rooted me to the earth again

now nothing is as bad as it seemed

we were meant for each other

no bout a-doubt it I mis-say

remember the short-hand we talked

oh, you know, back in the day

now it's my turn to smile

look down shyly at my feet

turned inwards as always

I look up and we let our eyes meet

sparkling and twinkling;

grinning until our faces ache

were we ever this happy before

I am ready to chance it; so willing to take

the wind is still blowing

wait until the dust sets

or run with me now

and cancel all bets

I see you nodding

no words need be said

you've got my heart in your hand

I've got our tune stuck in my head.


- AP - Copyright :copyright: remains with and is the intellectual property of the author


Copyright :copyright: protected image please do not reproduce without permission


Hoeksmeer, 2011.


Because of illness, no new photographs. Digged this one out of my archive. :-)


Definitely a better view on black, so please press L. Enjoy!

Due to a long illness this is my first landscape shot in more than one and a half years. Last week I went out on adventure! It was so exciting, the bus for disabled people took me to Kinderdijk with my mobility scooter, camera, tripod and all and dropped me off Café de Klok close to the windmills. It was freezing cold outside with temperatures of 6 degrees below zero. Unfortunely the "Golden hour" was over before I knew it, so I had very little time to scout for the best compositions. The "blue hour" lasted longer, but once the sun was down the temperature dropped another 6 degrees (or so it felt to me charging up and down between the windmills on my scootmobile!) What a wonderful feeling of freedom I felt! More shots to follow

le souci de la flamme

soudain en articulation



contre l’expérience

d’une voix

la nature du silence


où se noie

le reflux des reflets

l’eau des songes


aussi l’écume de la trace

des mains qui chantent

le dernier serment avant

l’hallucination sidérale

résignée par les rivages

rocheux oniriques prêt

à aimer



la délivrance des oiseaux




une étoile

que l’on mérite comme l’ultime


poids d’éclat

point écarté


avant le cri qui déchire

la blancheur des pylônes

les branches qui flottent

tels des vertèbres


le soupir des naufragés

pendant que la mer essaye

d’énoncer toutes ces volontés

internes qui dansent l’antériorité

chevauchent le miracle qui s’efface

avant l’instant véridique



masse d’attente

souffle du vide


mer et volonté

sans exténuation


se meurent.



Par lesquels les os s'unissent les uns aux autres


Diabetes' is an illness that has no ideal cure in this world. You can pick distinctive strategies to control it yet there is in that capacity no chance which can totally evacuate the issue. The greater part of the circumstances, individuals attempt to utilize solutions and protection infusions to control sugar however these prescriptions are not extremely compelling. Alongside that these medications have many reactions. So there are some courses by which you can control glucose without utilizing drugs. So what are these strategies?

Just in the event that I say that to control glucose, you have number of choices however in the event that you attempt to work them together, you can better deal with your maladies. You may know about techniques to control glucose however the most ideal path in my sentiments is through eating regimen control.

As we as a whole realize that blood glucose is connected with our sustenance utilizations. On the off chance that we eat more nourishment rich in sugar and starches, we get more odds of diabetes. Furthermore, on the off chance that we attempt to eat sugar free sustenances and light nourishments like products of the soil and high fiber sustenances, we can undoubtedly control glucose without solutions. So nourishment and eating regimen is the base of controlling and abusing the sugar levels.

Something else which is exceptionally useful and practically every astute individual on the planet will prompt you keeping in mind the end goal to control sugar levels is doing exercises. With legitimate exercise and sound exercises, you can deal with your glucose as well as get in shape. Work out does not implies that you need to do overwhelming activities of rec center and other yet you can pick any solid out entryway action you like. You can either play session of soccer, foot ball, badminton or you can walk and run for 60 minutes. So it relies on your decision which ever way you need to choose for doing exercises to control sugar level.

Here and there, a doctor additionally says that diabetes is caused by taking so much anxiety and strain on psyche and more often than not, smokers have this issue. In any case, to control glucose, smokers must stop smoking. Liquor is another significant reason which makes the sugar level high and low. So these toxicities must not be utilized in the event that you have issue of high or low glucose. You should be extremely watchful for yourself in the event that you feel side effects of diabetes and you should attempt each conceivable approach to control glucose without utilizing meds.

To control glucose, you should go for a standard examination and testing on the off chance that you would prefer not to eat drugs. In any case, at that point you should take great care that you are not eating any sustenance that can expand the level of glucose in your body. All that you do and all that you eat ought to help you to control the proportion of glucose in your body and if regardless, you have an inclination that your sugar level is changing, promptly you ought to go directing of specialist. Else, you can confront difficult issues with respect to your wellbeing. View On YouTube

I spent my whole life making bricks for people to construct their sweet homes with, yet at this age and time, i still don't have a house of my own. Day after day, the sun has witnessed me working tirelessly, through health and illness, through stormy winters and hot summers, yet i have no complaints and regrets. i am just happy i made a significant difference in someone's life, be it by contribution of a brick made by my own hands. Chacha Ghafaoor Din, Brick Kilns Khushab Pakistan

Inspired by Instrumental Illness who knows about beauty from ashes.

and all of the unseen treasures that can only be found in the dark.

He is better than an artist.


**There was once a little prince with a magic crown. An evil warlock kidnapped him, locked him in a cell in a high tower and took away his voice. There was a window with bars, and the prince kept smashing his head against the bars hoping that someone would hear the sound - and find him. The crown made the most beautiful sound that anyone had ever heard. You could hear it ringing for miles. It was so beautiful that people wanted to grab the air. They never found the prince. He never got out of the cell. But the sound he made filled everything up with beauty.


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"Loneliness is a very powerful emotion. It can lead to depression, illness, even suicide. Although it may often hit the old, sick or handicapped people, it is very common among young people too."


Be smarter and understand Life has given you a time to find yourself on your way.

If you give up and sleep and cry and do nothing, you don't help yourself.

To get back on line, the first thing what you should understand is, you are with yourself. listen inner voice. listen your heart and follow it. the heart will take you to so many amazing adventures.

And you will not even close your eye when you see you have found everything what's important to you in your life. for some its family life, for some career.


Just few more days and then I'm into the next decade.....

And I'm still SO young, but have been gone through so many things what usually happens with people in their 40-50 years of life. Since July 2008 I yell loud that I love life no matter what. Sometimes have to understand that we need to go our own ways. Its hard, I felt hurt. but life goes further and i still live and smile.


About the smile.

I actually smile A LOT. Only in photos NO :)

Why people in Latvia looks on me all the time? BECAUSE NO ONE SMILES THERE and when they see someone like me who has silly happy smile on face, they are curious - why i smile?! Because I LOVE life.


This photo gave me an idea to finally do this shot.

So because of illness and a hurt knee, I am behind on the Dogwood Challenge. We went over to the indoor Go Kart track and let the grand kids have at it while I tried my hand at panning.


The way it is designed, there are steel pillars all around the track, with score boards, a bridge, signs, and just a million things to get in the way.

A grave illness pervades our Nations' youth

Caused by boredom, anger and frustration

Or perhaps because they're fed untruths

They lash out fiercely with determination ....!!!!

See more pics

I was recently diagnosed with depression. So with some of my images I'm hoping to raise awareness of mental health and stop the stigma, when it comes to mental illnesses. Stay strong!

Despite illnesses, one has to spend a while with the camera and see a pheasant we found as well as some other birds

My Face My Art has developed into an on going series of art created by a person living with what is commonly called an invisible illness.


The invisible illness becomes visible. It's as clear as the art on my face.


Art shown around me is "The Heroine" and "Crawl 1"


SUNDRIP - Art for Life

chris and i were working for al at a typesetting/photo shop when he became ill, and eventually died. it's a bizarre recollection because of one incident. another co-worker took me to see al in the hospital during the final stage of his illness. we stood over him and talked to him for a good five minutes before we realized we had the wrong room.

Because of Illness in my home, I find I don't have the time to spend on flickr that I wish to do. So I am taking a break. I have enjoyed the last year sharing my photos and enjoying yours. Hope to be back soon.

Vic always helps against cancer...she so runs to help to fight this illness...


Vic is suffering a bad moment ... I am with her..I will always care her...that is why friends are for....Kisses Vic!!!!!!!! muahhhhhhhhh!!!


Vic never stops to help...she is an angel!!!!!


Vic ayuda en maratones a luchar contra el cancer ..aun con lesiones ella siempre corre...Vic jamas cesara de ayudar

Hamer girl in Turmi village, Omo valley Ethiopia. There is not a problem with photoshop for her yellow eyes.. it is just the effect of hepatitis which starts to spread in the area with the "modernization"...


© Eric Lafforgue

In Ancient Greek medicine, illness was believed to be caused by an imbalance in four types of body fluids: blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm.


The phlegmatic temperament is traditionally associated with water. People with this temperament may be inward and private, thoughtful, reasonable, calm, patient, caring, and tolerant. They tend to have a rich inner life, seek a quiet, peaceful atmosphere, and be content with themselves. They tend to be steadfast, consistent in their habits, and thus steady and faithful friends

Having a severe mental illness is a bit like carrying around a big heavy elephant on your back. It's an incredibly heavy burden to bear that everyone notices but not many people want you to talk about because it makes them uncomfortable or frustrated. No matter how hard you try to grasp on to the happy things, sometimes you just end up feeling empty, alone, and frustrated because you just want to feel in the way that most other people do. It's like holding something delicate in your hands, if you hold on to hard, you'll crush it. Sometimes the best thing you can do is be gentle, understanding, empath, let your loves ones know they are not alone.


I wanted to create a personal series based upon what it's like to live with Borderline Personality Disorder.


1.6% of adults in the United States have Borderline Personality Disorder and it is something that I've struggled with heavily for most of my life. You can read more about the condition here:

Due to illness in my close family I am unable to participate on Flickr as much as I used to at the moment. Thank you all for your patience and most of all I thank God for His never failing love for me and us all . xx

Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that affects about 1.1 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year. People with schizophrenia sometimes hear voices others don’t hear, believe that others are broadcasting their thoughts to the world, or become convinced that others are plotting to harm them. These experiences can make them fearful and withdrawn and cause difficulties when they try to have relationships with others. Distortions in perception may affect all five senses, including sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch, but most commonly manifest as auditory hallucinations, paranoid or bizarre delusions, or disorganized speech and thinking with significant social or occupational dysfunction. Onset of symptoms typically occurs in young adulthood. Diagnosis is based on the patient's self-reported experiences and observed behavior. No laboratory test for schizophrenia currently exists.




explored #2!! thanks all


i agree with Christa, this is a very serious illness that is joked about far too much...



i cant remeber the last time i used a texture... but i gave in.


I think Puddle of Mudd taught the world about this. :P

Whyyy you ask? THIS is why.

ooooh i love that song. and the video.


I watched Changeling last night.




i totally reccomend it to you all. Its kindof disturbing though... Has a mental hospital <3

im too weird :)


day 128

Inizialmente intitolata ''Illness'' - perchè così pensata allo scatto - le attribuisco ora un doppio titolo per due motivi:

* tre amici Flickr - KeithWatt, _ta' e cat_on_my_lap - mi suggeriscono il secondo Titolo in quanto, nella foto, ci vedono due magnifiche belle labbra rosse per cui: ''The Kiss'';

* come volevasi dimostrare: ogni cosa può essere vista da almeno due angolazioni diverse generando quindi almeno due Verità.


"Depersonalization disorder occurs when you persistently or repeatedly have a sense that things around you aren't real, or when you have the feeling that you're observing yourself from outside your body. Feelings of depersonalization can be very disturbing and may feel like you're losing your grip on reality or living in a dream." -- Mayo Clinic

Illness means I'm out of action at present so here's a little photoshop tych mess around session thingy

treatment centre.


the reason for me posting these pictures is not my effort to 'advertise' my illness.


the pictures are/will be made due to my fascination regarding the building in which my treatment takes place.


i am intrigued by 'institutions'.


hospitals, police stations, libraries, museums, banks etc.


what intrigues me is the 'ambience' of these places.


the decor, the architecture, the colours, the furnishing.


the building where my treatment takes place is of victorian redbrick construction.


it is large and imposing and was, up until the change of use, a general hospital.


as a treatment centre for mental illness, the interior has changed.


the doors are all keypad security locked [and exceptionally strong], and the feeling instilled by being 'inside' the building is very singular and powerful.


it is, as far as i am concerned, a classic example of an 'institution'.


everything was quite normal, just a bit teary, only a tiny wound on their lower lips and nowhere else. no stigmates. nevertheless we hoped that The New will come and all the people and things we've been dreaming of will come true and say: hey, pals, you're not perfect (prone to sadness and illnesses). but, after all, you don't have to be.

Have been discussing illness and disability today online with some other people, so this sculpture seemed especially appropriate tonight.


Taken at Cammino e Vivo Capovolto, all sculptures there by Mistero Hifeng:

"Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey"


- Marcel Proust -


Well I contracted a minor illness which in turn trigged my MS; hence turning a minor problem into a major one. I'm on the mend; but it's been two steps forward one step back kind of deal this time:)


Since I've been gone my dear friend Ewa ewka2205 saw fit to dedicate a picture to me on my birthday.

It really made my day Ewa - Thank You:) Click on this to see the image


Due to this illness I've run low on images that I can post, so my return to posting is going to be halting and sporadic in nature.


I will endeavor to visit all that post; however it is going to be slow going - but I will get there:)


I also want to thank all those who inquired to my well being via flickr mail or post - that was very sweet of you:)





When I broke my foot I gained almost 50 pounds. It was a combination of not being able to walk for 7 weeks (more like 13 weeks if you include physical therapy and re-learning to walk) and eating fast food every day. Since then I've continued to gain weight, just not as rapidly.


Essentially, my self esteem has been shot. I somehow got this idea in my mind that only skinny people have a place in art. How could I continue to be the subject of my art if I was no longer small?


That combined with the break with how I feel my body looks versus how my body looks, has been really difficult. I FEEL normal on a daily basis but when I step in front of the camera and SEE how my body has changed, there's an immediate panic that sets in. And then that panic turns into self hatred.


But why? Where did I get this idea from? Why do I think I need to be small to be in art? Why is my self worth based on my weight? And I still don't have an answer. And it's still a struggle for me to get myself in front of the camera.


But today I made that decision and I created a work of art that I really like. And I didn't critique my body the whole time. And I didn't panic. And I didn't beat up on myself. And even though this isn't the most amazing image I've ever created, I'm still really proud of it. Because I created it. And I created it without it causing me to go into self destruct mode. And that's huge for me.

Apparently the bad guys caught them, and afflicted my daughter with a terrible disease! Luckily, her friend knows magic! (Again, this is fantasy, not science fiction!)


If you just plan to click the little star, please pass me by. I'd like to hear your comments and critiques. I'd gladly reciprocate.

This self portrait is the most recent addition to my Enchanted Sleep series on living with myalgic encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This photo touches on both the hair loss I was experiencing because of the disease, but in a larger sense represents all the things chronic illness takes from you. But it is not without hope, as I wanted the warm pinky colors to imply.


Yesterday marked my fifth anniversary of living with the disease, and as usual, I wrote blog post about it. I've also teamed up with a really amazing fundraiser trying to crowd-source funding for a drug that could be a potential game-changer for everyone with ME/CFS. As part of my effort in trying to aid their cause, I am holding a print giveaway! Check my blog out for details on how to enter!


*Red Bubble





*Sarah Allegra Artistry

To My Illness

Let me go from your grip you horrid beast

I do not need you pulling me into your darkness

making me endure such agony and holding onto the past.

Why do you hold onto me,

haunting my visions

of what you did to me in the past.

Remembering is all

reignites the anguish

making my mind explode with such agony.


Why do you have to do this?

Can't you see I want out,

to be free and far away from you,

to be able to feel the sunlight shining once again upon my face

and be clear minded once again.

But right when I think that I am free,

you pull me back into your abyss.


Into the cauldron of your wickedness,

and your shadows of false illusion.

No matter what though you will never hold me down,

for I am stronger than you think I can be.


No longer shall I listen to you,

let your false words and emotions destroy me.

Because of you I have lost to much already,

lost chances of love which my heart shall never heal from.


You are dead to me,

and the dead do not speak,

do not love, do not think or create.


Yet I do....

and shall continue to fight to the very end

for I am alive and survived you so far and shall continue


to live my life, for who I am.

Song Credits

This image about sums it up for me lately...I have had minor illness after minor illness for months now and just cant seem to get well. I've now broken out in hives all over my body and will hopefully find out why this afternoon when i visit my doctor. I am certain it is a food allergy, but what?

My house wont sell. Im b.o.r.e.d. Im tired.

Calgon, take me away!

Very much inspired by this image by Rossina

Quick update:

My doctor thinks it may be an allergy to something in my mattress! So, for the time being I have bought an mattress cover that zips over the whole thing that is made for allergy sufferers and I also bought organic sheets and pillow covers and cases.

Im also on 2 medications which leave me feeling tired and drugged, but hopefully I will be myself soon and hopefully it is the underlying cause of everything that has been going on with me health-wise.

Thank you all so much for the well wishes! It's really lifted my spirits and made me smile ♥

And for Sarah, this is what "Calgon, take me away" refers to:


The field of psychiatry and neurology are rapidly changing. The revolution in research brought about by the discovery of non-invasive means of looking inside the brain has resulted in a rediscovery of the fundamental truth that the serious mental illnesses are the result of genetic, chemical, electrical, structural, or traumatic problems in the brain. More and more, we are discovering that Alzheimer's Disease, Tourette Syndrome, Seizure Disorders, Schizophrenia, Anxiety Disorders, and Depression are brain illnesses and deserve equivalent levels of treatment and compassion.


But, because we cannot know about nor provide information about all brain illnesses and traumas, we are especially concerned about Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Severe Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Schizophrenia which are among the most devastating of the brain illnesses and about which there is still great misunderstanding and prejudice.


While other brain illnesses--from Alzheimer's to Seizure Disorder--can be equally debilitating, we find that the illnesses we are most concerned about continue to need our especial care and concern because of the misconceptions, discrimination, and potential for destruction that are involved in having or loving someone who has one of these five categories of brain illness.



explore #1 thank you all!


um so yea. you kind of HAVE to view it here. please? ill cry if you dont :( you wont regret it i SWEAR. ill love you forever. pleaseeee? come one im asking nicely here. its the least you could do for the last in the series...


Here it is, the last in the series "Welcome to the Psych Ward". This has really been some of my best, and personal favorite, work on flickr I've done yet. I've learned so much and realized how truly, utterly, frighteningly complex the human mind is. I want to thank everyone so much for all of the views, comments, faves, suggestions, ideas, support, and love. You all are just too amazing for words. HUGE thanks to anyone who followed the project since the start.


I apologize if you had a mental illness suggestion i coulnt get around to or if my brain totally died and i just plain didnt have any ideas.


SO now when you hear about someone with some mental illness, maybe youll have a bit more interest to check it out. Cos were all morbid like that :)


I hope all of you learned something too

new shot taken by me DG

this is one of my favorite shot...

i hope you all like it

I've dipped into the archives for this one. Amid the illness, business etc. that's been slowing my "one-a-week" resolution, I also have to admit that part of the problem is that I've run out of finished images worth uploading for the time being, and I haven't been too motivated lately to get any more ready.


I took this shot of the globally-famous St. Paul's Cathedral from the rather excellently named "Knightrider Court". There were these steps everywhere and I spent a while trying different compositions using the steps. I have two that worked pretty well, and although initially (6 months ago!) I preferred the other, I now agree with everyone that's seen both that this one is better.


Ironically, when I shot this I was going through a similar "uninspired" phase with my photography, and this trip (which I ran for my University's photography society) actually helped rekindle my love of photography. Fingers crossed that's just around the corner again...


The shot:

- Canon EOS 400D/Digital Rebel XTi

- Sigma 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6 EX DC HSM @ 17mm

- 30 seconds @ f/20, ISO100, Manual mode

- Manfrotto 190XPROB tripod with Giottos MH-5001 3-way head



- Exposure and WB adjustments in Adobe Camera Raw

- Perspective correction with the Transform tool

- Cloned some (a lot!) of chewing gum patches off the foreground

- Gradient Map Soft Light layer for contrast

- Selective Levels and Curves for colour and contrast

- High Pass layer in Soft Light mode for local contrast

- Local contrast boost with USM on L channel

- Resized and selectively sharpened with USM on L channel

People, unprotected by their roles, become isolated in beauty and intellect and illness and confusion. - Richard Avedon -. Find us at SIAJNAD.COM

This week is National Tinnitus Awareness week.


Tinnitus is not a disease or an illness, but it's still incurable.


It can affect someone's life all the time or it could come and go.


Tinnitus is horrendous to live with.


I have suffered from Tinnitus for 20 years. I am only 28 years old.


You can find more about Tinnitus here:


Taken from the above website is the following:


Tinnitus is the name given to the condition of noises 'in the ears' and/or 'in the head' with no external source. Tinnitus noises are described variously as ringing, whistling, buzzing and humming.


The noise/s may be heard in one ear, both ears or in the middle of the head or it may be difficult to pinpoint its exact location. The noise may be low, medium or high-pitched. There may be a single noise or two or more components. The noise may be continuous or it may come and go.


What causes tinnitus?


Tinnitus is not a disease or an illness, it is a symptom generated within a person's own auditory pathways. Although it is often assumed that tinnitus occurs as a result of disease of the ears, this is often not the cause. The precise cause of tinnitus is still not fully understood but is usually associated with some hearing deficits.


Who gets tinnitus?


Experiences of tinnitus are very common in all age groups, especially following exposure to loud noise, however, it is unusual for it to be a major problem. There is a widely held misconception that tinnitus is confined to the elderly, but various studies have shown that it can occur at any age, even quite young children. Mild tinnitus is common - about 10 per cent of the population have it all the time and, in up to one per cent of adults, this may affect the quality of their life.


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