It’s completely normal to have a ringing in your ears every once in a while. If it goes away, that's just a transient sound. It’s only when that perception doesn’t go away (and there’s no sound that could be causing it) that it’s considered tinnitus.
Much like hearing loss, tinnitus affects millions of people worldwide.
According to an analysis of various studies, tinnitus in the United States affects anywhere from 8% to 25.3% of the US population (approximately 1 in 10 adults) with other nations having similar rates ranging between 4.6% to 30%.
This blog will explain what tinnitus is, its potential causes, the link between hearing loss and tinnitus, and conclude with various treatment options that are available.