Tinnitus is a phantom noise that doesn’t come from an external source. It develops in the inner ear and in the brain, but exactly how is still a mystery. The only thing we do know is that it’s not a condition in itself but a symptom of an underlying issue, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury, or a circulatory system disorder.
The sounds that people with tinnitus hear are different for everybody – they can vary in pitch, volume, and tone. Sometimes it’s only heard in one ear, and some even say that they can ‘hear’ it in their head, rather than their ears. It can appear in phases, in waves, or it can be continuous. Tinnitus is frequently associated with hearing loss