There are some people who occasionally or often feel a buzzing or rather ringing noise in their ears. The condition, according to medical experts, is referred to as tinnitus. It is also said that a person suffering from tinnitus might sometimes feel more than just ringing in ears; they may feel some sort of whistling buzzing roaring. It is however vital to take note of the fact that in as much as one hears such sounds in their ear, there does not exist any external source of sound. In other words, there is completely nothing near the head that triggers the sound that the person seems to be hearing. In this regard, the ringing in ears is at times termed as phantom sounds. Patients who complain of ringing in their ears also say the feeling is really frustrating and annoying to say the least. Many a times, the ringing in ears greatly interferes with the ability to hear the actual sounds in the surrounding. Stress, anxiety and depression are three aspects closely related to tinnitus. An individual might experience ringing in ears in either one or both ears. Anyone can experience this condition regardless of their age although its occurrence is common in the aged people.
Ear doctors say that tinnitus can take either a subjective or objective form. With objective tinnitus, the implication is that both an individual and other individuals are capable of hearing noises in their ears. This form of ringing in ears is caused by the presence of abnormal blood vessels around and in one’s ears. With every beat of the heart, the individual and the people around him are capable of hearing a typical pulsing sound. In comparison to subjective tinnitus, objective tinnitus is somehow rare. Many people who experience ringing in ears are reported to have objective tinnitus. This means that it is only the individual with the complication who can hear the ringing, whistling, roaring and other sounds of subjective tinnitus. As confirmed by many stakeholders in the medical field, ringing in ears is mainly cause by damage to either the inner or the middle ear. Sound waves are picked up by the middle ear which then alerts the inner ear to undertake the transmission of electric impulses to the brain. One is only capable of hearing sounds after signals are accepted by the brain and translated into the sound. The inner ear might be damaged, interfering with the manner in which a person’s brain processes sound.