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Tinnitus is the medical term for "hearing" noises when there is no outside source of the sounds. The noises may sound like ringing, blowing, roaring, buzzing, hissing, humming, or whistling. Tinnitus may occur with hearing loss.


Symptoms may include:

  • hearing loss
  • hearing sounds that have no outside source

Causes may include:



Treatment may include:


  • relaxation techniques
  • lifestyle and diet changes
  • rest

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