In most cases, tinnitus is a sensorineural reaction in the brain to damage in the ear and auditory system. Tinnitus is the conscious experience of sound that originates in the head of its owner. Tinnitus is more common in men, seniors, blue-collar workers, and people with certain common health problems (arthritis, hypertension, varicose veins, and arteriosclerosis). I’ve just begun struggling with tinnitus. I’m just wondering some general things about tinnitus. Like how common it is in the general population?