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 The practice has shown promise in helping people who have chronic pain, addiction, irritable bowel syndrome, and even tinnitus. Jessica Boddy, Popular Science, "How to make the most of meditation with science," 1 Jan. 2021 First there are bouts of tinnitus; over time, all sounds grow muffled and fuzzy. Robert Verbruggen, National Review, "Sound of Metal: A Journey into Deafness," 23 Dec. 2020 Several officers were being evaluated for tinnitus, according to the officials. Ben Chapman And Katie Honan, WSJ, "NYPD Officers Fatally Shoot Gunman at Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine," 13 Dec. 2020 On set, Ahmed wore custom implants in his ears that emitted white noise and a high ringing to approximate tinnitus. Lindsey Bahr, Star Tribune, "In 'Sound of Metal,' a groundbreaking portrait of deafness," 23 Nov. 2020 More research is still needed to determine whether tinnitus is a true Covid-19 symptom or a consequence of stress. Kaitlin Sullivan, NBC News, "Covid-19 may make people's tinnitus worse," 5 Nov. 2020 The officer was taken to a different hospital to be treated for tinnitus, police said. Stephanie Pagones, Fox News, "Off-duty NYPD officer shoots attempted carjacker, police say," 11 Nov. 2020 Indeed, research has long linked excessive stress with tinnitus symptoms. Kaitlin Sullivan, NBC News, "Covid-19 may make people's tinnitus worse," 5 Nov. 2020 Two of the officers are being treated for tinnitus, NYPD officials said. Emma Tucker, WSJ, "NYPD Officers Kill Shooting Suspect After He Fires on Them," 8 Oct. 2020

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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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20 Jan 2021

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“Tinnitus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tinnitus. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for tinnitus

tinnitus

noun
How to pronounce tinnitus (audio) How to pronounce tinnitus (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of tinnitus

medical : 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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