U.S. Department of Health and Human Services



Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Tinnitus

Get answers to commonly asked questions about tinnitus, a hearing impairment characterized by ringing in the ears. These noises can appear in a variety of forms, such as buzzing, roaring, whistling, hissing, high pitched screeches, or other sounds.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

American Tinnitus Association

Note: Documents in PDF format require the Adobe Acrobat Reader®. If you experience problems with PDF documents, please download the latest version of the Reader®.