Tinnitus is the medical term for "phantom" noises in the ears that occur without an external sound source. Most people refer to tinnitus as “ringing in the ears,” but the sounds include roaring, buzzing, whistling, or hissing. Tinnitus can occur in one or both ears. People of all ages can develop tinnitus, but it is more common in older adults. Damage to the middle or inner ear is a common cause of tinnitus.
Tinnitus can be perceived in one or both ears or in the head. It is usually
described as a ringing noise but, in some patients, it takes the form of a high-
Jun 4, 2014 ... Ringing in the ears that does not get better or go away is called tinnitus. You may
hear a sound, such as a ringing or roaring, that does not ...
Tinnitus (TIN-ih-tus) is noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus
affects about 1 in 5 people. Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom of an ...
It started after I got a head cold, and has been going on for several months. It really interferes with my hearing in the one "good" ear
, and I'm wondering what people know about this symptom. My ears
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Jan 30, 2015 ... Learn about the symptoms of tinnitus, or ringing in the ears. Causes of tinnitus
include medication overuse (aspirin and antibiotics), hearing ...
The noise heard by people with tinnitus may be a buzzing, ringing, roaring,
whistling, or hissing sound and is often associated with hearing loss. Some
Sep 1, 2011 ... Constant noise in the head – such as ringing in the ears – rarely indicates a
serious health problem, but it sure can be annoying. Here's how to ...
Nov 10, 2014 ... Read about causes and medications for ringing in ears or tinnitus. Pinpoint your
symptoms and signs with MedicineNet's Symptom Checker.
Nov 5, 2014 ... Watch this slideshow on Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and learn causes,
symptoms, relief remedies, treatments and prevention tips.