Tinnitus is the perceived sound of ringing, buzzing, clicking, or whooshing in one or both of your ears.
What is Tinnitus?
As mentioned above, tinnitus is the perception of phantom noises in your ears that typically sound like buzzing, ringing, whooshing, clicking or roaring. Although not typically indicative of anything serious, tinnitus is actually not a condition upon itself. Instead, it is almost always a symptom of another underlying condition.
Tinnitus can vary in pitch as well as volume. For some people, the tinnitus sounds like a high-pitched squeal, while others will experience a low-pitched rumble. For others, the pitches and volumes vary throughout the day.
People experience tinnitus for a myriad of reasons. Sometimes the causes are quite clear cut, whereby other times it may be difficult for a hearing healthcare professional to pinpoint exactly why you experience tinnitus.