Tinnitus

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Tinnitus is a symptom of hearing loss and other hearing problems. It is described as hearing sound in the head or ears that does not come from an outside source.[1] Many people will hear ringing, buzzing, hissing or whistling sounds, but tinnitus can be other sounds such as roaring and humming as well.

Different people will hear different sounds from tinnitus but how they hear it can also be different. Tinnitus can be loud or quiet and it can be continuous or occasional and some people will not notice their tinnitus but some people become very annoyed from it, especially when then feel tired or stressed.

Causes of tinnitus[change | change source]

There are many things that can cause people to get tinnitus. These are the main reasons:

  • Listening to loud noises
  • Extreme stress
  • Old age
  • Some diseases
  • Some medicines

References[change | change source]

  1. Han, B. I.; Lee, H. W., Kim, T. Y., Lim, J. S., & Shin, K. S. (2009). "Tinnitus: Characteristics, Causes, Mechanisms, and Treatments.". Journal of Clinical Neurology (Seoul, Korea) 5 (1): 11–19. http://doi.org/10.3988/jcn.2009.5.1.11. Retrieved 20 September 2016.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • National Hearing Care Find an audiologist in Australia and get more information on hearing problems.
  • Bay Audiology Find an audiologist in New Zealand and get more information on hearing problems.