This section explains what tinnitus is, what causes it, and what support is available to help you manage it.
Tinnitus is often described as 'ringing in the ears', but it's the name for hearing any sound in your ears or head when there's nothing outside your body that's making that sound.
Do you hear ringing or other sounds in your ears or head that don't have an external source? The medical name for this is tinnitus.Read more
It's not yet known exactly what causes tinnitus, but it can be linked to different things. It's usually a symptom of a problem within the hearing system.Read more