Tinnitus

Alternative Names

Ringing in the ears; Noises or buzzing in the ears; Ear buzzing

Definition of Tinnitus

Tinnitus is the medical term for “hearing” noises in your ears when there is no outside source of the sounds.

Review

Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. – 7/26/2010

Ear anatomy

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