Diseases & Conditions


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Tinnitus


Synonyms of Tinnitus
  • Subjective Tinnitus

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Tinnitus is a common condition characterized by the sensation of sound for which there is no external source outside the individual. In other words, people with Tinnitus perceive sound when no environmental or external sounds are present. These sounds have been described as clicking, buzzing, and/or ringing. Tinnitus commonly occurs as a side effect of certain drugs and because of other underlying disorders (secondary), especially those of the middle and inner ear (i.e., cochlea). In rare cases, no underlying cause can be found and the condition is termed idiopathic Tinnitus. Infection, obstruction of blood vessels near the ear, and/or environmental factors have also been implicated as a cause of Tinnitus.



    Organizations related to Tinnitus
    • American Academy of Audiology
      11730 Plaza America
      Reston VA 20190
      Phone #: 703-790-8466
      800 #: 800-222-2336
      e-mail: info@audiology.org
      Home page: http://www.audiology.org
    • American Hearing Research Foundation
      8 South Michigan Avenue
      Chicago IL 60603-4539
      Phone #: 312-726-9670
      800 #: --
      e-mail: blederer@american-hearing.org
      Home page: http://www.american-hearing.org
    • American Tinnitus Association
      P.O. Box 5
      Portland OR 97207
      Phone #: 503-248-9985
      800 #: 800-634-8978
      e-mail: tinnitus@ata.org
      Home page: http://www.ata.org
    • Better Hearing Institute
      515 King Street, Suite 420
      Alexandria VA 22314
      Phone #: 703-684-3391
      800 #: 800-327-9355
      e-mail: mail@betterhearing.org
      Home page: http://www.betterhearing.org
    • Cogan's Contact Network
      PO Box 145
      Freehold NJ 07728
      Phone #: 574-258-0804
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: uscogans@juno.com
      Home page: http://www.coganssyndrome.info/
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (Balance)
      National Temporal Bone, Hearing
      Boston MA 02114-3096
      Phone #: --
      800 #: 800-822-1327
      e-mail: TBRegistry@meei.harvard.edu
      Home page: http://www.tbregistry.org
    • Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA)
      P.O. Box 13305
      Portland OR 97213
      Phone #: 503-229-7705
      800 #: 800-837-8428
      e-mail: veda@vestibular.org
      Home page: http://www.vestibular.org



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