Tinnitus is often described as ringing in the ears, but can also be heard as clicking, hissing, roaring, or whining. Tinnitus involves sound perception when no external sound is present.
The sound can be very soft or very audible, and very loud or low. Some people hear it in one ear and others hear it in both. People with severe tinnitus may have problems with hearing, function or sleep.
Tinnitus is not a disease – it is a symptom. It is a sign that something is wrong with your hearing system, which includes your ear, the sensor that connects the inner ear to the brain, and parts of the brain that process sound. There are many different conditions that can cause tinnitus. One of the most common causes of hearing loss is noise.
There is no cure for tinnitus. However, they may be temporary or persistent, mild or severe, slow or rapid. The purpose of the treatment is to help you manage your perception of sound in your head. There are many treatments available that can help reduce the apparent potential of tinnitus, as well as its ubiquitous presence. Tinnitus remedies may not be able to stop the visual noise, but they can improve your health.