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What is Tinnitus?

What is Tinnitus?

  • Tinnitus: Hearing noises in the ears: ringing, roaring, clicks, whistling, or hissing.
  • Tinnitus: A nonspecific symptom of hearing disorder characterized by the sensation of buzzing, ringing, clicking, pulsations, and other noises in the ear. Objective tinnitus refers to noises generated from within the ear or adjacent structures that can be heard by other individuals. The term subjective tinnitus is used when the sound is audible only to the affected individual. Tinnitus may occur as a manifestation of COCHLEAR DISEASES; VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE DISEASES; INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; and other conditions.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Tinnitus: a ringing or booming sensation in one or both ears; a symptom of an ear infection or Meniere's disease.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Tinnitus: Introduction

Types of Tinnitus:

Broader types of Tinnitus:

How many people get Tinnitus?

Prevalance of Tinnitus: 45 per 1000 (NHIS95); 12 million Americans
Prevalance Rate of Tinnitus: approx 1 in 22 or 4.50% or 12.2 million people in USA [about data]

How serious is Tinnitus?

Complications of Tinnitus: see complications of Tinnitus

What causes Tinnitus?

Causes of Tinnitus: see causes of Tinnitus

What are the symptoms of Tinnitus?

Symptoms of Tinnitus: see symptoms of Tinnitus

Complications of Tinnitus: see complications of Tinnitus

Can anyone else get Tinnitus?

More information: see contagiousness of Tinnitus
Inheritance: see inheritance of Tinnitus

Tinnitus: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tinnitus.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Tinnitus.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Tinnitus: Otolaryngologist, Audiologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Tinnitus.
Treatments for Tinnitus: see treatments for Tinnitus
Alternative treatments for Tinnitus: see alternative treatments for Tinnitus
Prevention of Tinnitus: see prevention of Tinnitus
Research for Tinnitus: see research for Tinnitus

Organs Affected by Tinnitus:

Organs and body systems related to Tinnitus include:

Name and Aliases of Tinnitus

Main name of condition: Tinnitus

Other names or spellings for Tinnitus:

ringing in the ears, ear ringing, Ringing in ears

Noise in ears Source - Diseases Database

Tinnitus: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Tinnitus:


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