Susanna Reid has tinnitus
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 February 2015
'Good Morning Britain' presenter Susanna Reid has revealed she has been living with hearing condition tinnitus for 10 years
Susanna Reid is living with tinnitus.
The 'Good Morning Britain' host has had the hearing condition - a painful ringing in the ears, which is a symptom of noise-induced hearing loss - for 10 years since she gave birth to her son Finn.
Discussing the condition on her breakfast TV show, she revealed: "When I first started hearing it, which is probably about 10 years ago, I became quite distressed that I'd never hear silence again."
Susanna has learnt to manage the condition but decided to share her story with viewers to highlight Tinnitus Awareness Week.
The 44-year-old presenter - who has three sons, Sam, 12, Finn, 10, and Jack, nine, with her ex-husband Dominic Cotton - previously claimed the tinnitus could have been cause by a difficult labour.
In a past interview, she said: "I miss silence. I've had tinnitus since Finn's birth, which probably resulted from a difficult labour."
Approximately one in 10 people in Britain suffer from some form of tinnitus, and the condition is synonymous with rock stars who have spent their lives on stage playing loud music.
Famous tinnitus sufferers include The Who guitarist Pete Townshend, former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher and Queen drummer Roger Taylor.