What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing in the ears, but some people hear sounds like roaring, clicking, hissing, or buzzing. It may be soft or loud, high pitched or low pitched. You might hear it in either one or both ears. In the past year, experts estimate that 22.7 million adult Americans experienced tinnitus for more than three months, which is about 10 percent of the adult population in United States.

What Causes Tinnitus?
  • Noise Exposure
  • Natural Part of the Aging Process
  • Head Injury
  • Side effect from Medication