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What Causes Tinnitus?
Tinnitus, commonly referred to as ringing in your ears, is a common audiology problem that affects approximately 15-20% of people. The Mayo Clinic explains this is not a condition on its own but is a symptom of something else going on in the body. To understand tinnitus, it is good to understand the full range of symptoms. This is not just a ringing sound with no apparent source. Rather, it can be a ringing, buzzing, roaring, hissing, clicking or humming sound. It can be high pitched or a low tone. The key is that it is not associated with something in the environment generating the noise. There are two types of tinnitus, subjective and objective. Only the person suffering from the condition can hear subjective tinnitus. This is the most common form. Objective means the audiologist or doctor of audiology is able to hear the sound during an...
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