Assistant Vice President for Clinical Education Development, AT Still University, USA
*Corresponding author: Leonard B Goldstein, Assistant Vice President for Clinical Education Development, AT Still University, 5850 E Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206, USA
Submission: August 17, 2017;Published: September 19, 2017
ISSN: 2637-7780Volume1 Issue1
Tinnitus derived from the Latin “tinnire” meaning “to ring” is a perceived ringing, buzzing, or hissing in the ear(s) or around the head which has multiple etiologies and is sometimes idiopathic. As of 2009 in the United States, approximately 50 million Americans were affected for six months or greater, while a United Kingdom study in 2000 reported 10% prevalence in the adult population . Tinnitus may vary widely with regard to pitch, loudness, description of sound, special localization, and temporal pattern . Most often, tinnitus is associated with other aural symptoms, such as hearing loss and hyperacusis . Tinnitus may result in sleep disturbances, work impairments, and distress.