What Does Tinnitus Sound Like?

What Does Tinnitus Sound Like?

dr JC Hodge ENT Surgeon

While tinnitus is most often described as a phantom ‘ringing in the ears’, everyone’s experience is unique, and tinnitus sounds very different for different people. People living with tinnitus may also experience a variety of different tinnitus sounds, and not the same one every time.

Common tinnitus sounds can be described as:

  • Hissing
  • Ringing
  • Whooshing
  • Roaring
  • Clicking
  • Humming
  • Rumbling

The pitch of these sounds will vary from patient to patient and can range from a low rumble to a high-pitched squeal. The volume of these sounds may also vary, but tinnitus sounds are known to get so loud that they interfere with your concentration and hearing.

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The main difference between tinnitus sounds and ‘normal’ sounds is the fact that tinnitus sounds are not caused by any external noise, and only you can hear them. This can be truly very frustrating for those experiencing tinnitus. For those experiencing tinnitus for the first time, the new sound can be very perplexing, and you may at first believe that the sound is caused by something external.

It should be noted that while tinnitus may seem relatively harmless and at the most irritating, tinnitus can have a massive negative effect on both your physical and mental health, leading to sleep issues, memory problems, and even depression. Solutions and treatments are available and can help you effectively manage your symptoms.

How Do I Know That I Have Tinnitus?

The fact of the matter is that if you are currently experiencing sounds that no one else can hear on a regular basis, you probably have tinnitus. Because tinnitus varies so much in intensity and type, the symptoms are not always hard and fast. If you want to determine whether you have tinnitus and its possible causes, as well as treatments visit our website for more detailed information.

Are you looking for treatment for your tinnitus and for effective ways in which you can manage your symptoms, such as tinnitus sounds? Get in touch with Tinnitus Treatment today. We offer many solutions, including our medically designed app, which offers you proven effective treatment.

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