Tinnitus is the medical term for the sensation of hearing sound in your ears or head when no external sound is present. Typically, sufferers describe the sound as ringing in ears, though others describe it as hissing, buzzing, whistling, roaring and even chirping.
The key thing to know is that tinnitus is not a condition or a disease. Instead, it’s a symptom — typically of something bigger, like ear infections, high blood pressure or, most common, hearing loss.
It’s also important to know that everyone’s tinnitus is different, which is what has made finding relief so elusive — until now.