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Facts related to Ringing In Ears or Tinnitus

Ringing in the ear also known as tinnitus is the sensation of hearing ringing, hissing, buzzing, chirping, or other sounds. It should be noted that noise can be intermittent or continuous, and can vary in loudness as well. In cases when the background noise is low, or at night, when a person tries to fall asleep in a quiet room, this noise becomes annoying. In this blog, we will be discussing some facts and information related to tinnitus. So, let’s get started.


The most common symptom of tinnitus is ringing in ears, whereas there are a few of the other symptoms, which include the following:

  • Buzzing
  • Noise in the ears
  • Roaring
  • Clicking
  • Hissing
  • Whistling


According to Dr. Manish Prakash from Mayom Hospital, tinnitus is most commonly, caused by regular exposure to noise. It is believed that working in loud and noisy surroundings for many years that too without using any kind of special protective equipment adds to the danger of developing tinnitus and in certain cases, even it may lead to hearing loss.
Along with this, there are a lot more triggers or causes of ringing in ears. Let us have a look at the below-listed causes.

  • Age-related hearing loss
  • Loud noises
  • Too much ear wax
  • Certain medicines
  • Ear and sinus infections
  • Blood pressure issues
  • Other medical problems
  • A middle ear infection
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Otosclerosis
  • Blows to your head
  • Large doses of certain drugs such as aspirin
  • Stress
  • Head trauma
  • Perilymph fistula
  • Certain types of tumors

Tinnitus should not be ignored. If a person identifies any symptom of tinnitus, be it an underlying health problem or high blood pressure, or under active thyroid should visit the doctor. Also if the noise is accompanied by pain or drainage from the ear, then also one should consult the doctor. In the case of dizziness also, a person should seek for medical help or visit the best ENT hospital in Gurgaon.

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