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Tinnitus

Category: Illness or disabilities

Type

Involuntary

Introduction and description

Tinnitus from the Latin word tinitus meaning "ringing") is the perception of sound within the human ear in the absence of corresponding external sound.  Tinnitus can be perceived in one or both ears or in the head. It is usually described as a ringing noise, but in some patients, it takes the form of a high-pitched whining, electric buzzing, hissing, humming, tinging or whistling sound, or as ticking, clicking, roaring, "crickets" or "tree frogs" or "locusts (cicadas)", tunes, songs, beeping, or even a pure steady tone like that heard during a hearing test. It has also been described as a "wooshing" sound, as of wind or waves. Tinnitus can be intermittent, or it can be continuous, in which case it can be the cause of great distress.

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