What is Tinnitus?

When people hear the word Tinnitus, they may think it is something horrible, contagious, or transmittable. However, Tinnitus is defined as the perception of sound in one or both ears or in the head, when there is no discernable external cause. The sound can be everything from ringing to hissing, buzzing, chirping, clicking or even roaring. It can be a single tone or multiple tones, too.

The volume can also change from very quiet to so loud you cannot hear anything else over it. There is no cure for this disorder, but there are a variety of treatment options. It is a common problem that approximately 15% of Americans deal with each and every day.

What is TinnitusCauses of tinnitus:

The first thing to remember is that Tinnitus is not a cause. It is a symptom that is caused by a variety of different things. These can run from experiencing a loud sound close to the ear that leaves a residual ringing, to the vibration of a muscle in the middle ear as it spasms. Many Tinnitus sufferers can link their symptoms to working in loud environments such as with planes, in basements with loud machines, or machine-based industries.

Symptoms of tinnitus:

Symptoms vary depending on the degree and severity of the condition you are experiencing.  If you are experiencing a severe case of Tinnitus, you may be unable to hear well over the roaring, ringing, hissing, or buzzing sound. Alternatively, you could just find it mildly annoying in less severe cases. It can also cause disturbances in sleep patterns and overall concentration.

It can cause irritation, which can lead to mood swings and depression. Depression can be a common symptom due to the lack of sleep and frustration that comes with the persistent noise.


There are treatment options available from alternative medicine, to over-the-counter and prescription drugs. There are also options that include sound, cognitive, and retraining therapy, hearing aids, implants, biofeedback and magnets. While there is no cure and there is no set Tinnitus treatment regime, treatments are flexible. Each person is different so it is important to find a treatment that works best for you.

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