Tinnitus is the name for hearing noises that are not caused by an outside source. It’s common – around 1 in 7 adults have tinnitus all the time or regularly.
Most often, tinnitus is linked to hearing loss or other ear conditions. It’s rarely a sign of a serious condition.
Find out more about tinnitus, what to do if you have it, and what treatments can help.
What tinnitus sounds like
Tinnitus is often called ringing in the ears, but different people hear different sounds.
What to do if you have tinnitus
It’s rarely the sign of anything serious, but see a GP if you have regular or constant tinnitus.