Tinnitus

  • Medical Author:
    Benjamin Wedro, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

    Dr. Ben Wedro practices emergency medicine at Gundersen Clinic, a regional trauma center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. His background includes undergraduate and medical studies at the University of Alberta, a Family Practice internship at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

  • Medical Editor: Steven Doerr, MD
    Steven Doerr, MD

    Steven Doerr, MD

    Steven Doerr, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician. Dr. Doerr received his undergraduate degree in Spanish from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He graduated with his Medical Degree from the University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado in 1998 and completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine from Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, Colorado in 2002, where he also served as Chief Resident.

Woman covering ringing ears.
Ring in your ears

Tinnitus Symptoms

Together with other abnormal ear noises, ear ringing is medically called tinnitus. People with tinnitus perceive sounds when no sound is present like:

  • buzzing,
  • roaring, and
  • pulsating sounds.

Quick GuideTinnitus (Ringing Ears) Causes, Symptoms, Remedies and Treatments

Tinnitus (Ringing Ears) Causes, Symptoms, Remedies and Treatments

Tinnitus facts

  • Tinnitus is abnormal ear noise.
  • Tinnitus can arise in any of the four sections of the ear: the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, and the brain.
  • In addition to ringing in the ears, other symptoms associated with tinnitus may include:
  • Persistent unexplained tinnitus is evaluated with a hearing test (audiogram).
  • Measures can be taken to lessen the intensity of tinnitus.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/24/2015

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