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Tinnitus is a ringing, buzzing, hissing, swooshing, or other type of noise that seems to originate in the ear or head. The noise can be in one or both ears, or it may come and go. Tinnitus can be intermittent or constant-with single-or multiple tones-and its perceived volume can range from subtle to overwhelming. In some cases it is accompanied by a hearing loss.
What is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is the perception of sound when no external sound is present. While it is commonly referred to as “ringing in the ears,” tinnitus can also present itself as a roaring, clicking, hissing, or buzzing sound. It can be intermittent or constant, and can vary in loudness. Tinnitus is not a disease, but a condition that can be caused by a variety of underlying health conditions.
How to Pronounce Tinnitus
Tinnitus is a medical term used to describe a condition where a person hears ringing or buzzing in their ears when there is no external source of sound. The noise can be intermittent or constant, and it can vary in intensity. Tinnitus is not a disease, but it is a symptom of an underlying condition, such as an ear injury, exposure to loud noise, or a side effect of certain medications.
There are two ways to pronounce tinnitus. The first is “tin-uh-tuhs,” with the emphasis on the second syllable. The second pronunciation, which is more commonly used in the United Kingdom, is “tin-nit-uhs,” with the emphasis on the first syllable. If you are not sure how to pronounce tinnitus, you can ask your doctor or another healthcare provider for help.
Causes of Tinnitus
There are many possible causes of tinnitus, and it often occurs as a result of exposure to loud noise. Other causes include earwax buildup, an infection in the ear, Meniere’s disease, a tumor, and high blood pressure. Tinnitus can also be a side effect of certain medications.
Symptoms of Tinnitus
Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 15 to 20 percent of people.
Tinnitus is not a condition itself — it is a symptom of an underlying condition.
There are many potential underlying causes of tinnitus, including:
-Age-related hearing loss
-Exposure to loud noise
-Inner ear damage from viruses or bacteria
-Meniere’s disease (a disorder of the inner ear)
-Middle ear bone degeneration (called otosclerosis) or injury
-Muscle spasms in the ear (called myoclonus)
-Neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis or head trauma
-Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
Treatment for Tinnitus
There is no known cure for tinnitus. However, there are treatments that can help make it more manageable. The most important thing you can do is to protect your hearing. Noise-induced hearing loss is the leading cause of tinnitus, so it’s important to avoid loud noise when possible. If you can’t avoid loud noise, be sure to use earplugs or Noise-Cancelling headphones to protect your hearing.
There are also a number of medications that can be used to help relieve tinnitus symptoms, including antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs, and corticosteroids. In some cases, surgery may also be an option. If you’re experiencing severe tinnitus symptoms, it’s important to see a doctor or specialist who can help you find the best treatment option for you.
Prevention of Tinnitus
Most cases of tinnitus are associated with hearing loss. Prevention of hearing loss is the best defense against tinnitus. occupational exposure to loud noise should be avoided if possible, or use of hearing protection devices such as earplugs or earmuffs when such exposure is inevitable. When using power tools, lawn mowers, and other loud equipment, be sure to wear appropriate hearing protection. refrain from using personal stereo headphones at high volume for extended periods of time. If you must use them, take breaks every 20-30 minutes to allow your ears a chance to recover.
Tinnitus is a condition that affects the ears, causing a ringing, buzzing, or whistling sound. The sound may be constant or intermittent, and it can be soft or loud. While there is no cure for tinnitus, there are treatments that can help to lessen the symptoms. If you think you may be suffering from tinnitus, it’s important to see a doctor for a diagnosis.