Tinnitus : Not the same for everyone
Tinnitus is a hearing condition often described as a chronic ringing, hissing or buzzing in the ears. In almost all cases this is a subjective phenomenon that can only be perceived by the person with the condition.
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In addition to the different types of tinnitus sounds (e.g., ringing, hissing, buzzing, “wooshing”, high-pitched tone) the frequency or pitch as well as the loudness of tinnitus can vary from person to person.
In some cases, a person may experience more than one type of tinnitus and they can also report that their tinnitus varies in pitch or volume within the same day, between days, depending on levels of stress, or their environment.
Tinnitus can be described as being unilateral (left or right ear), bilateral, or in some cases, it is described as being “within the head” or “outside”.