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Meaning of TINNITUS

Pronunciation:  ti'nItus

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a ringing or booming sensation in one or both ears; a symptom of an ear infection or Meniere's disease

TINNITUS is a 8 letter word that starts with T.


 See Also: symptom



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Tin*ni"tus\, n. [L., fr. tinnire to jingle.] (Med.)
A ringing, whistling, or other imaginary noise perceived in
the ears; -- called also {tinnitus aurium}.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: sensation of a ringing, roaring, or buzzing sound in the ears or head; often associated with various forms of a hearing impairment.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Tinnitus is the sensation of a ringing or buzzing sound without external stimuli; it is often a symptom of long-term exposure to loud noise, though certain medications can also cause it. In most cases it is intermittent.