Tinnitus is a health condition that affects up to 14 million people in the United States alone, or 17% of the population. While it is a condition that affects people from any age or gender, it is most commonly seen in individuals who are more mature.
This condition produces a constant noise in your ears. It can either affect one of them or both. In most cases, it affects just one of the ears. The noise can be heard as a form of buzzing sound, water flowing from a tap or other types of sound.
Although our ears are there to produce sound for us, the sounds that occur with tinnitus come from within the ear. These sounds are not caused by music, the TV or any other outside sources. It is safe to say the condition is very frustrating, although it is usually not serious.