Ringing In The Ears: Is It Serious?

man ears listeningAt some point or another, you may have experienced a case of ringing in the ears. The medical term for this is called tinnitus. Sure, it can be a bit annoying, but just how serious is it and why does it happen in the first place?

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What Is It?

Tinnitus is noise or ringing in the ears. For most people, it’s a ringing sound, but for others it can be a whistling, buzzing, chirping, hissing, humming or squealing sound. It’s most noticeable and bothersome in a quiet environment.