Tinnitus has been described as ringing, buzzing, clicking or hissing, among others, in your ears that only you experience. It may be constant, or it may come and go. The type and intensity of noise varies from person to person. It can be high-pitched, deep, low-pitched or even a tone that changes.
It can happen anywhere and at any time – while talking on the phone, during a presentation at work, or even when you’re simply sitting in silence. You hear a noise that no one else seems to hear and that doesn’t seem to have a source. Whether the sound is mild or severe, occasional or constant, tinnitus can keep you from concentrating and hearing what you want to hear.
While others may not experience the exact sound, you’re not alone. Tinnitus is one of the most common health conditions in the world, affecting between 10 and 15% of the global population on a regular basis.