a sound coming from the patient's ear that is not heard by other people. Usually it
is a ringing sound or a cricket sound. It can be constant or intermittent. Ringing
is usually worse at night when the environment is quiet.
tinnitus is the result of a hearing loss 98% of the time. It is unusual to see
ringing without a hearing loss.
Possible course of treatment:
after a careful ear exam and hearing test, masking out with some sound, like music is
the only helpful and useful treatment. In severe cases, a tinnitus masker can be used.