any ringing or buzzing in the ear resulting from changes in or damage to the inner ear, as from long-term exposure to loud noises
Origin of tinnitusClassical Latin from past participle of tinnire, to tinkle, of echoic origin, originally
Noise such as buzzing, ringing, or whistling, heard in the ear without an external stimulus and having multiple causes including infection, trauma, and drugs.
Origin of tinnitusLatin tinnītus from past participle of tinnīre to ring of imitative origin
From Latin tinnÄ«tus (“a jingling, ringing").