Ear Noise (Tinnitus) 

Tinnitus is a symptom not a disease, which frequently accompanies hearing loss and can occur with almost every ear condition. Subjective tinnitus, which is by far the most common type, is only heard by the patient, whereas objective tinnitus can be heard by other people as well. The annoyance caused by the symptom is very variable and not directly related to the loudness.


Pure tone audiometry, tympanometry and stapedial reflex tests will identify the presence and type of any associated hearing loss. Tinnitus match and masking quantifies the type and subjective loudness.