- A constant high-pitched sound
- “Ringing in the ears”
- A chirping sound, sometimes similar to a cricket
- A rustling sound
- A roar
- Various and shifting sounds
Regardless of the exact sound, Tinnitus describes perceived noises that are only audible to the person experiencing it. This constant sound can be very irritating and usually causes the sufferer to seek help. Some may only find it mildly irritating. Either way, those experiencing these symptoms should see a hearing specialist.
Sign of a greater problem?
How do you pronounce “Tinnitus?”
What causes Tinnitus?
- High blood pressure
- Cardiovascular disease
- Musculoskeletal problems
- Noise exposure
While the cause is not always evident, we do know it is not a sign of old age. Tinnitus affects people of all cultures and ages – including children. It is estimated that 50 million Americans suffer from Tinnitus.