tinnitus

noun
tin·​ni·​tus | \ ˈti-nə-təs How to pronounce tinnitus (audio) , tə-ˈnī-təs How to pronounce tinnitus (audio) \

Definition of tinnitus

: a sensation of noise (such as a ringing or roaring) that is typically caused by a bodily condition (such as a disturbance of the auditory nerve or wax in the ear) and usually is of the subjective form which can only be heard by the one affected

Examples of tinnitus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Symptoms include headaches, dizziness, cognitive difficulties, tinnitus, vertigo and trouble with vision, hearing and balance. Vivian Salama, WSJ, 13 Jan. 2022 Texas Roadhouse founder and CEO Kent Taylor, 65 (died March 18), committed suicide after struggling with the debilitating effects of the virus, including severe tinnitus, a ringing in the ears. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, 30 Dec. 2021 Symptoms include headaches, dizziness, cognitive difficulties, tinnitus, vertigo and trouble with seeing, hearing or balancing. Conor Finnegan, ABC News, 5 Nov. 2021 The case was assigned to a detective, who filed a report the month after the protest that said Boyd went to a doctor who diagnosed her with tinnitus. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 16 Nov. 2021 Symptoms include headaches, dizziness, cognitive difficulties, tinnitus, vertigo and trouble with seeing, hearing or balancing. Conor Finnegan, ABC News, 5 Nov. 2021 Unfortunately, for most people, there is no cure for tinnitus. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 9 Dec. 2021 His wife, Mattie, convinced him to visit a general practitioner, who diagnosed him with tinnitus. Caroline Catherman, orlandosentinel.com, 12 Nov. 2021 Symptoms include headaches, dizziness, cognitive difficulties, tinnitus, vertigo and trouble with seeing, hearing or balancing. Conor Finnegan, ABC News, 5 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of tinnitus

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tinnitus

Latin, ringing, tinnitus, from tinnire to ring, of imitative origin

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The first known use of tinnitus was in 1843

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17 Jan 2022

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“Tinnitus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tinnitus. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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tinnitus

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tinnitus

: a condition that causes you to hear ringing or roaring sounds that only you can hear

tinnitus

noun
tin·​ni·​tus | \ ˈtin-ət-əs How to pronounce tinnitus (audio) , ti-ˈnīt-əs How to pronounce tinnitus (audio) \

Medical Definition of tinnitus

: a sensation of noise (as a ringing or roaring) that is typically caused by a bodily condition (as a disturbance of the auditory nerve or wax in the ear) and usually is of the subjective form which can only be heard by the one affected

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