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Tinnitus: Introduction

Tinnitus: Tinnitus (ti-NI-tus) is also common in older people. Tinnitus is a symptom associated with a variety of hearing diseases and ... more about Tinnitus.

Tinnitus: Hearing noises in the ears: ringing, roaring, clicks, whistling, or hissing. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Tinnitus is available below.

Symptoms of Tinnitus

Treatments for Tinnitus

  • Hearing aids
  • Maskers - electronic devices to hide the tinnitus noises.
  • Listening to sounds - music, radio static (for sleeping), natural sounds, etc.
  • Relaxation
  • Tinnitus retraining therapy - learning how to not hear the noises as much.
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Tinnitus?

Tinnitus: Related Patient Stories

Tinnitus: Deaths

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Alternative Treatments for Tinnitus

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Tinnitus may include:

Tinnitus: Complications

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Causes of Tinnitus

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Disease Topics Related To Tinnitus

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Tinnitus: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Tinnitus

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Tinnitus: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Tinnitus

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Choosing the Best Hospital: More general information, not necessarily in relation to Tinnitus, on hospital performance and surgical care quality:

Tinnitus: Rare Types

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Tinnitus: Animations

Research about Tinnitus

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Clinical Trials for Tinnitus

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on for Tinnitus include:

Prevention of Tinnitus

Prevention information for Tinnitus has been compiled from various data sources and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Tinnitus.

Statistics for Tinnitus

Tinnitus: Broader Related Topics

Tinnitus Message Boards

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User Interactive Forums

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Article Excerpts about Tinnitus

Tinnitus (ti-NI-tus) is also common in older people. Tinnitus is a symptom associated with a variety of hearing diseases and disorders. People with tinnitus have a ringing, roaring, or hear other sounds inside the ears. (Source: excerpt from Hearing and Older People -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Definitions of 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)

A ringing or booming sensation in one or both ears; a symptom of an ear infection or Meniere's disease - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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