What is tinnitus?

Tinnitus is abnormal noise perceived in one or both ears, or in the head.  Tinnitus can be intermittent, or it can be constant.  It can be experienced as a ringing, hissing, whistling, buzzing or clicking sound, and can vary in pitch and volume from a low murmer to a loud roar or squeal.  Tinnitus is often associated with damage to the hearing system, but can also be associated with other events such as a head injury, some medications, nerve damage or vascular problems.  Your doctor is the person to determine the cause of your tinnitus, and provide advice on treating or managing the symptoms

Although there are many sources of information about tinnitus on the internet,  CHHA-MB has found information provided by the Center for Hearing Loss Help to be a good place to begin to learn more about this condition www.hearinglosshelp.com/articles/tinnitus.htm