Symptoms

Symptoms of Tinnitus

The main symptom of tinnitus is the phantom sound it creates, which sufferers describe as ringing, buzzing, roaring, rushing, chirping, whistling, clicking or popping. In rare instances, tinnitus can sound like singing or music.

Symptoms of tinnitus can come and go, or grow and shrink in intensity. For some people, the sound is only perceived in a quiet room. For others, the sound is so loud that it interferes with normal conversation.

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American Tinnitus Association*

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