What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is the name for hearing noises which are not caused by sounds coming from the outside world. It is very common but not usually a sign of anything serious. It can get better by itself, however if it doesn’t there are treatments that can help.
Tinnitus is a common symptom experienced by 10-15% of the population. Although most people who experience tinnitus are not overly affected by it, for some it may have a profound effect on their life.