Tinnitus has one basic symptom: hearing sound that’s not associated with any external cause. This can be anything, from waves crashing to full-on roaring. It’s also good to remember that the volume level of the phantom noises may vary or stay constant, and the noises themselves may come and go completely.
Other, more secondary symptoms of tinnitus include:
- Hearing not as good as before
- Sensitivity to everyday sounds (hyperacusis)
If you have persistent tinnitus, it’s only in one ear, or if your tinnitus is accompanied by dizziness and/or balance issues, talk with your doctor asap.