What is it?

Tinnitus is often described as a ringing in the ears. It also can sound 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.
Though it can be very bothersome, tinnitus usually does not indicate a serious problem, and often improves over time. It is a very common condition.
Tinnitus usually caused by damage to the cells in your inner ear, which sends unwanted signals to your brain leading you to hear sound that are not really there. The damage to the cells can be a result of normal aging, loud noise, certain medicines and more.

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Signs & symptoms

People with tinnitus often hear ring in their ears, that can become more or less intense during movement and exercise

Diagnosis

Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and look inside your ear for infection or build-up wax that can be a possible cause of tinnitus.
In some cases, you will be referred for a hearing test.

Treatment

Treatment depends on the cause of your tinnitus.
It may include:
-Hearing aids for people with tinnitus related to hearing loss.
-Sound-masking devices
-Other ways and treatment to learn how to cope with the noise.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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