American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A sound in one ear or both ears, such as buzzing, ringing, or whistling, occurring without an external stimulus and usually caused by a specific condition, such as an ear infection, the use of certain drugs, a blocked auditory tube or canal, or a head injury.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In medicine, a ringing in the ears. In many cases tinnitus is an unimportant symptom, depending on some local temporary affection of the ear, disorder of the digestive system, or excitement of the cerebral circulation. But it is often of a more serious nature, being a common symptom of organic disease of the auditory nerve, or of inflammation of the middle ear. More fully tinnitus aurium.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) A ringing, whistling, or other imaginary noise perceived in the ears; -- called also
- n. a ringing or booming sensation in one or both ears; a symptom of an ear infection or Meniere's disease
- From Latin tinnītus ("a jingling, ringing"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin tinnītus, from past participle of tinnīre, to ring, of imitative origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The word tinnitus comes from the Latin for ringing, and people hear noises ringing, buzzing, whistling in one or both ears, or in their heads.”
“I forget you are deaf Flo, my tinnitus is a constant nuisance.”
“The columnist states that tinnitus is caused by exposure to loud noise.”
“One cause of tinnitus is exposure to loud noise: for example, in the U.S., nearly half of the soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who were exposed to explosions or gunfire suffer from it.”
“In many people, the source of the tinnitus is idiopathic (no known cause).”
“One of the challenges in researching tinnitus is developing an animal model.”
“God, I'm old, but I have no interest in tinnitus tonightus.”
“Flor believes tinnitus is also a kind of phantom sensation, so her group tried using the same principle in reverse to treat it.”
“• Long-term tinnitus affects around one in every 100 according to Department of Health statistics, and is most common in older people.”
“ear/nose/throat specialist in Atlanta , who shared the following information about long-term tinnitus and possible treatments.”
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