Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing in the ears, but it also can sound like roaring, clicking, hissing, or buzzing. It may be soft or loud, high pitched or low pitched, and you might hear it in either one or both ears. It’s estimated that over 20 million Americans experience tinnitus, and unfortunately, many of these sufferers don’t realize that relief is possible.
Tinnitus (pronounced tin-NY-tus or TIN-utus) is not a disease. It is a symptom that something is wrong in either the ear, the auditory nerve that connects the inner ear to the brain, and/or the parts of the brain that process sound.