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What is Tinnitus

  • How Can Prevent Tinnitus
  • Why Tinnitus Occurs
  • What are the Signs & Symp…
  • How Tinnitus is Diagnosed
  • Tinnitus Treatment
  • What Is Tinnitus

How Can Prevent Tinnitus

Prevent Tinnitus   The only real prevention for tinnitus is to avoid damaging your hearing. Most causes other than hearing loss do not have prevention strategies. According to the published literature of

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Why Tinnitus Occurs

Why Tinnitus occurs? Tinnitus is not a disease in itself but rather a complex phenomenon that is going on in the ear or brain. Tinnitus may lead to hearing loss. As

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What are the Signs & Symptoms?

  Signs & Symptoms   With tinnitus, you hear a noise that no one around you hears. This noise is usually a buzzing or ringing type sound, but it may be a clicking

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How Tinnitus is Diagnosed

Diagnosed of Tinnitus Most newly noticed tinnitus should be evaluated by a ENT doctor. Although the majority of cases of tinnitus are not caused by any acute problems, certain symptoms need

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Tinnitus Treatment

Treatment For Tinnitus There are still various attempts to identify and treat the underlying disorder causing tinnitus; however they are often successful with varied degree. The ability to tolerate tinnitus varies

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What Is Tinnitus

Overview Tinnitus is noise that originates within the ear rather than from the outside environment. This may affect one or both ears. The sounds have been described mainly as a "ringing"

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Monday, 28 Jul 2014

What is Tinnitus?

Overview

Tinnitus is noise that originates within the ear rather than from the outside environment. This may affect one or both ears. The sounds have been described mainly as a "ringing" sound, a "buzzing" sound, a "humming noise, "like running water", a "whistling" sound or like the "sound from a seashell held close to the ear."

 Common types of tinnitus:

  1. Tonal tinnitus is often called "ringing in the ears." This type of tinnitus produces a continuous sound, like a single note playing over and over.
  2. Pulsatile tinnitus, in which the tinnitus sounds are intermittent, continuous, or pulsating in time with the heartbeat.
  3. Tinnitus in which the sound is a ringing, buzzing, roaring, whistling, or hissing noise.
  4. Less common tinnitus, in which the sounds are described as beeping, Morse code type of signals, or even a musical notes.
  5. Less common still is tinnitus experienced as several different types of noises at the same time.

 

In a rare, unusual type of tinnitus, known as "objective tinnitus," the noise is heard not only by the affected individual but also by others.Other Symptoms Associated with Tinnitus- In addition to the noises associated with tinnitus, certain other symptoms may accompany this condition. These include:  

  1. Dizziness
  2. Pain in the ear
  3. A sense of fullness in the ears
  4. Headache