Tinnitus

What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing in the ears, but it also can sound like roaring, clicking, hissing, or buzzing. It may be soft or loud, high pitched or low pitched. You might hear it in ...1

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Symptoms of Tinnitus

Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing in the ears, but it also can sound like roaring, clicking, hissing, or buzzing. It may be soft or loud, high pitched or low pitched. You might hear it in either one or ...2

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Complications of Tinnitus

What if the sounds in my ear do not go away? Some people find their tinnitus doesn’t go away or it gets worse. In some cases it may become so severe that you find it difficult to hear, concentrate ...3

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Causes of Tinnitus

What causes tinnitus? Tinnitus (pronounced tin-NY-tus or TIN-u-tus) is not a disease. It is a symptom that something is wrong in the auditory system, which includes the ear, the auditory nerve that connects the inner ear ...4

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Causes List for Tinnitus

Some possible causes of Tinnitus or similar disorders may include:5

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Types of Tinnitus

Some of the types of this condition may include:6 Types of Tinnitus:

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Diagnosis of Tinnitus

What should I do if I have tinnitus? The first thing is to see your primary care doctor, who will check if anything, such as ear wax, is blocking the ear canal. Your doctor will ask you about your current ...7

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Treatments: Tinnitus

Are there treatments that can help me? Tinnitus does not have a cure yet, but treatments that help many people cope better with the condition are available. Most doctors will offer a combination of the treatments below, depending on the ...8

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Prevention of Tinnitus

Can I do anything to prevent tinnitus or keep it from getting worse? Noise-induced hearing loss, the result of damage to the sensory hair cells of the inner ear, is one of the most common causes of tinnitus. Anything ...9

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Research for Tinnitus

What are researchers doing to better understand tinnitus? Along the path a hearing signal travels to get from the inner ear to the brain, there are many places where things can go wrong to cause tinnitus. If scientists can understand ...10

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References

  1. Source: NIDCD (NIH): nidcd.nih.gov/ health/ tinnitus
  2. ibid.
  3. ibid.
  4. ibid.
  5. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  6. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  7. Source: NIDCD (NIH): nidcd.nih.gov/ health/ tinnitus
  8. ibid.
  9. ibid.
  10. ibid.

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