Tinnitus is the medical term that refers to the perception of sound in one or both ears when no sound is actually present in the environment. While ringing is the most common experience, the noise can also sound like a buzzing, hissing or whizzing sound. It can range from a low pitch to a high pitch and may be soft or loud at times. In severe cases, the ringing in the ears is loud enough to interfere with work or daily activity, whereas those with mild tinnitus can experience soft ringing that is no more than a minor annoyance. Common reasons are extreme exposure to noise, injuries of head and neck, and ear infections. In a small number of individuals, tinnitus is a sign of a serious underlying medical condition.
- Track 1-1 Eustachian tube problems
- Track 2-2 Ototoxic medications
- Track 3-3 Stress management and relaxation techniques
- Track 4-4 Causes of tinnitus
- Track 5-5 Cure for tinnitus