Tinnitus is a relatively common disease or medical disease which is characterized by swishing, sizzling or buzzing sounds in the ear. The condition is often more of a nuisance than a serious medical condition which with time will go away but occasional such can be a signal of another underlying medical condition or disease. However, in severity, tinnitus can require surgical treatment to reverse it.
The disease can develop on any part of the ear; middle outer inner and even at times in the brain. Common tinnitus will be characterized by buzzing, high pitch ringing, roaring, whistling or hissing sounds and this is often referred to as subjective tinnitus (a condition whereby one hears sounds which other people in the same position cannot hear). Objective tinnitus is a case whereby a victim one hears sounds in his head but the same sounds can be heard by another person if some listening effort is put into it. Objective tinnitus can be either the pulsatile or clicking tinnitus.