The American Tinnitus Association Presents: "Hyperacusis: When Normal Sound Can Hurt." The deadline to to register for non-members is this Thursday, May 12. For ATA Members the deadline is Friday, May 13.
Scientists think that we might have two distinct pathways for processing sound; one for registering the existence of sounds and their characteristics (such as pitch), and another for registering pain induced by sound.
One of the many reported causes of tinnitus is head and/or neck injury. NFL players can sustain multiple concussions throughout their career, potentially putting them at-risk for tinnitus and hearing loss long-term.