The British Tinnitus Association defines tinnitus as
The perception of sound in the absence of any correspoinding external sound
The actual word “tinnitus” is Latin for the word “ringing” although the sound you her may be low, medium or high pitched and may consist of a single noise or drone or may consist of one or two components.
The noise may appear to be in one ear, both ears or generally about – it can be hard to guess its exact location. The noise may be continuous or intermittent. Whilst tinnitus itself is not currently a curable condition, there are many ways of managing this condition to minimise the disruption that it can cause to your daily routines.
If you have tinnitus it is important to have your ears checked for impacted wax. This can exacerbate any tinnitus and is easily remedied.